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SC: Rs.3 Lakh To Be Paid By Each 117 Students

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117 Students To Pay Rs. 3 Lakh Each
Supreme Court directs to 117 Medical students, who were granted admission in a private medical colleges in violation of law, have to pay Rs. 3 Lakh each to the government.

Decline to cancel their admission which has done in 2008, a bench of Justices A K Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar directed the students to pay the amount which would be used for improvement of infrastructure and laboratories in government medical colleges.

The SC also directed the Geetanjali Medical college and Hospital in udaipur in Rajasthan to surrender 107 seats in a phase-wise manner which will be filled up by the students selected through common entrance test conducted by the state government.

The bench of Justices said, "We, therefore, hold that each of the 117 students who have been admitted in the MBBS seats in the college will pay Rs. 32 lakh to the state government on account of their admission in violation of the Medical Council of India (MCI) regulations and the total amount received by the state government from the 117 medical students will be spent for improvement of infrastructure and laboratories in government medical colleges of the state and for no other purpose".

"The college which was responsible fro making the admissions in violation of MCI regulations will surrender 107 MBBA seats to the state government phase wise, not more than 10 in any academic year beginning from the academic year 2012-13 and these surrendered seats will be filled up by the students selected in RPMT or any common entrance test conducted by the state government", the bench said.

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