Rajasthan: With a Rajasthan High Court directive for action against the then office-bearers of the private medical institutions, University of Health Sciences and “unidentified” Medical Council of India (MCI) officials, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is reported to have now registered three cases on the charges of alleged illegal MBBS and BDS admissions in rajasthan medial colleges in the year 2015.
The High Court order came in view of the petitions filed by concerned Ravi Kumar Sharma, Vivek Bugalia, and others, against Under-Graduate (UG) admission irregularities in the state-based medical colleges in the year 2015.
Medical dialogues had earlier reported about this case in which the petitioners alleged that despite having scored well in the Private Colleges Pre Medical Test (PCPMT) 2015 conducted by MDS University, Ajmer they were not given admission by any of these private medical colleges. Instead, candidates, who had not even appeared for PCPMT, were granted admissions, and others with a low percentage in their Class XII boards had been allowed to appear for PCPMT.
Worst still those with a 5 or 15 % score, were given medical admissions by these private medical colleges. Moreover, for the illegal purpose, the colleges even showed the vacant seats as filled, alleged the petitioners.
After hearing the petition, the HC had ordered the CBI authorities to probe the said allegations against the private medical institutions who allegedly admitted illegible candidates in the UG courses, MBBS and BDS.
In addition, the court also directed the agency to take action against such large-scale irregularities in medical admissions.
According to The Hindu, the CBI has booked an FIR against the then registrar of the Pacific University, principal of the Pacific Institute of Medical Sciences (Udaipur), Former Principal of the NIMS Medical College and Hospital (Jaipur), coordinator of the Private Colleges Pre Medical Test-2015, Registrar of the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences and then Chairman of Rajasthan UG (Medical and Dental) Admission Board.
Earlier, the Court also expressed its dissatisfaction and surprise over the fact that the Medical Council of India, despite being in the know of things had stood a mute spectator through it all. If it had taken action, it said, the complainants would not have approached it at all.