Telangana directed to follow Govt order 130 for medical admissions: HC
Hyderabad: The Telangana government has recently been directed by the division bench of the High Court to conduct medical admissions and counselling process for the next academic year in accordance with GO No.130, dated September 12, 2016 in the ratio of 60:40 and not in accordance with GO No.115.
The current admissions have been done on the basis of GO115 and cannot be set aside, it further added.
The orders have been issued based on a petition filed by Basheeruddin Siddiqui and 13 other aspiring students against the impugned GOs in the High Court, reports Indian Express.
In an earlier report done by Medical Dialogues, it was reported that the High Court had stayed operations of the Government Orders 115, 117 and 119 released by the state’s Medical and Health Department. The orders were meant to change the ratios of category A (convenor quota), B. ( Management Quota) and C. (NRI Quota) for admission to MBBS courses for the academic year 2017-18; and also give a free hand to the unaided minority educational institutions to allot even the unfilled seats to other categories.
The court had restrained the respondents from altering the proportion between the said categories from the original ratios fixed by GO 130 issued on Sept 12, 2016. Notices were issued to the respondents to file counter-affidavits in 2 weeks.
“ No reason or rhyme is stated in the impugned order for the sudden change of proportion. As a matter of fact , the impugned GO 115 dated July 5, 2017, by which the proportion is changed is followed up by another GO 117 dated July 20 2017, giving a free hand to the unaided minority educational institutions to allot even the unfilled seats to other categories. This is prima facie, contrary to the law laid down by the Supreme Court in a series of Judgements,” the bench had stated.
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Now the government has been directed to conduct admissions according to GO 130.