Puducherry: The Directive to the Health Secretary and Director, Health Services by the Medical Council of India(MCI), to cancel student admissions done outside of the CENTAC and after the last date of admissions by the deemed & self-financing private medical colleges, may result in putting the government in a corner, on admission related issues.
Having faced an uproar already on the post graduate medical admission issue this year, the MCI’s latest order will give the opposition the opportunity to bring down the government again.
After facing flak on the postgraduate medical admission held for the current academic year, the latest directive by the Medical Council of India will give enough ammunition to the Opposition to pin down the government.
Lieutenant Governor, Kiran Bedi who has been critical of the government for its medical admission handling said that the issue had been prevailing in the union territory for a long time now.
“But the nexus was so strong that the private colleges continued to dare the system.
This time, the MCI has taken a strong stand which is why all the irregularities are getting dealt with,” she said in a WhatsApp message to Hindu.
Chief Minister, V. Narayanasamy, commenting on the issue of admissions said government quota seat fill up was the responsibility of the government, which was complete. “It is between the MCI and private managements about admission for management seats. If the private managements have committed irregularities, the MCI has to decide on the action to be taken,” he added.
‘Irregularities in seat allocation are a legacy in Puducherry. We grappled with it last year to clean up the system’ said Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi reports Hindu.