Jaipur: The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI), has been ordered to probe into the allegation of fraudulent admissions in medical colleges of Rajasthan for MBBS through the Private College Pre Medical College Test (PC PMT) in 2015 by the Rajasthan High Court, on Friday. The Court gave directives that registration of colleges that have given fraudulent admissions to students be cancelled.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has also been directed by the court to cancel the registration of medical institutions which gave fraudulent admissions for MBBS seats with a 6 months compliance term.It has asked the Council to submit a report within a fortnight after the compliance term is over.
The bench of Justice Manish Bhandari gave these orders in response to petitions filed by Ravi Kumar Sharma, Vivek Bugalia, and others.
The petitioners alleged that despite having scored well in the PCPMT 2015 conducted by MDS University, Ajmer they were not given admission by any of these private medical colleges. Instead, candidates, who had not 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, reports the TOI.
The Court also expressed its dissatisfaction and surprise over the fact that the Medical Council 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.
On the role of the medical colleges, the court stated that the fraud committed by them amounted to contempt of the Supreme Court orders.
The High Court also expressed its disappointment on the role played by the Committee appointed under a retired Judge to look into admission matters of medical colleges.