Haryana : Row over Goldfield Institute of Medical Sciences and Research students transfer
Faridabad: Debating over the matter of transfer the medical students of Goldfield Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ballabgarh (Faridabad) which was shut earlier this year, the health minister of the state and the Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Education) are not seeing eye to eye. As a result there seems to be an ongoing confusion whether the students should transferred to the state Government medical colleges or to the Private college colleges. Now, the Health Minister of the state, Anil Vij is reported to have requested the CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s intervention in the matter.
The health minister Anil Vij has demanded for the intervention after Dhanpat Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Education), refused to agree upon the case of adjustment of students of Goldfield Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. Minister Anil Vij wanted to adjust 50 students of the closed medical college into government colleges while ACS Dhanpat Singh was of the view that they can be shifted to private colleges only.
Vij implied that he has demanded for Chief Minister's intervention because he is of the opinion that the 50-odd students deserve to be admitted to government medical colleges on merit.
Speaking with the tribune ,Anil Vij said, “After seeking opinion of the Legal Remembrancer and the Advocate-General based on a decision of the Supreme Court on these students, I had ordered their admission to government colleges. Even the VC of the University of Health Sciences did not have any problems. But I don’t know what is going on; they (ACS office) have again taken the opposite stand. Hence, I had no option than to invoke Rule 28 (1) (xxviii) to seek CM’s intervention."
He further added, “As many as 100 Goldfield institute students of the last batch (2014-15) had got admission on merit and were paying an annual fee of Rs 60,000 on the directions of the Supreme Court. While all of them were from the same category, the Medical Education Department sent only 50 of them to government colleges, asking the rest to go to private colleges that are demanding a prohibitive fee of Rs 13 to 15 lakh."
To settle the adjustment matter of Medical students of Goldfield medical college soon, Vij is reported to have Solicited for the Rule 28 (1) (xxviii) of the Rules of Business of the Government of Haryana, 1977, according to the rule, the cases in which there is a difference of opinion between the minister in charge and the administrative secretary will be referred to the Chief Minister.