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Tamil Nadu: MCI stays firm on stand-PG admissions of Govt doctors as per regulations

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Chennai: The apex medical education regulator continues to stay firm in its stand that post-graduate medical admissions for serving doctors of the Tamil Nadu government must be done only as per the new Medical Council of India (MCI) regulations. The apex education regulator during a hearing  made it explicitly clear to the Madras High Court that the state could have its own reservation ruling, but marks were to be awarded in accordance to MCI regulations.

A division bench comprising Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice RMT Teekaa Raman were made the above submission by the Counsel of the apex education body, as the government doctors across the state staged protests, against a single judge ruling, which made it compulsory for the state to adopt MCI regulations for post graduate admissions. The court however, pronounced that  a decision in this regard would be taken, during the hearing to be held on Thursday,27th April.

In the course of arguments the Council’s advocate submitted that one mark was being granted to doctors for every year of service, put in by them in remote areas, subject to a maximum of 10 marks. This year however the National Board of Examinations(NBE), which conducts NEET-PG had decided to  change the regulation and grant government doctors serving in difficult or remote regions- 10% of marks they score in NEET-PG, as an incentive for every year of service, totaling at 30% after a three year period.


Giving this new regulation as an example, a civil surgeon serving in the Nilgiris district filed a petition in the High Court and won the favour of the court, which granted him the 30% eligibility of his NEET PG score.

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Criticizing the Court’s stance in this case, the state government and doctors have filed the present set of appeals.

Senior Advocate, P Wilson defending these appeals filed by the state government and doctors observed that the petitioner-student would not be eligible for even the MCI-stipulated incentive, as he was from neither ‘remote’ nor ‘difficult’ areas, and that hilly regions are not to be defined as either remote or difficult.

Citing a college prospectus, Wilson said that the state government had clearly spelt out how serving candidates are to be admitted and marks awarded to them. There are 5 categories and they should be adopted in the manner reflected in the prospectus, he stated. He further added that the petitioner had not challenged the validity of the prospectus and it was now late to change criterion for PG admissions, reports TOI.


Source: with inputs

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  1. totally confusing this NEET PG exams – make one rule and implement instead each state have diffent rule and different fees. why this consider to be good or bad. Medical college loosing why make 25% different fees – U remove NRI facility quota and some state says it is a must as karnataka state. Actual NRI means the students who learn for NRI parents and who completed MBBS on NRI quota. all now mixed up and Today May 1st and not u decided 100% for all students in all states. If u allow NRI why they write your NEET?

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    Balbhadra Dhagat May 1, 2017, 10:09 am

    Dr Lakhan Patidar of Madhya-Pradesh, who ultimately topped All-India NEET-PG:2017, secured a weightage of 30% on account of his 3 years of rural-area service. Rajasthan\’s NEET-PG Top-200 list comprises almost entirely of \’in-service\’ candidates who also accrued similar benefit of 30% weightage. No matter how much weightage is ultimately fixed by MCI, must be uniform across the country.

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