No legislative act can override a Supreme Court judgement.
Thiruvananthapuram: In a major setback for the Kerala Government, the Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled the admission to Karuna Medical College, Palakkad, and Kannur Medical College, Anjarakandy, in the State.
The Supreme Court rapped the Left Government for bringing the Medical College admission Regularisation Bill to regularise illegal medical college admissions of 180 students to the two self-financing colleges in 2016-17. The Bench observed that the State cannot override the order of the Court by terming it as ineffective. It also noted that any violation of the Court’s order will be dealt with in a serious manner.
Last year, the Court ordered to freeze the controversial medical admissions made in the State.However, the Medical Council of India (MCI) approached the SC and challenged the ordinance, arguing that the two colleges have made illegal admissions.
The apex court through the judgment indeed made a u-turn to the decision of the state government to legitimise these admissions. To regularise the illegal admissions, Kerala Government has introduced the Bill in the State Assembly on Wednesday to overcome the proper procedure on admissions.The Kerala Assembly adopted the Kerala Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admission in Medical Colleges) Bill 2018 to regularise admissions made in certain medical colleges during 2016-17.
The legislation in effect regularised the admission of about 180 students of the private Karuna Medical College, Palakkad, and Kannur Medical College, Anajarakandy.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the Admission Supervisory Committee had cancelled the admissions after it found that these two colleges had admitted students in flagrant violation of norms.The High Court and Supreme Court had upheld its decision.
The government brought the legislation to overcome the situation with a view that students should not be victimised.The bill was tabled by Health Minister K K Shaylaja.Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said they were supporting the legislation considering the students’ future and added that it was not to protect vested interest groups.