SC extends second round of counselling for PG medical admissions

By Ians

SC extends PG medical courses counselling


New Delhi, June 19: The Supreme Court has extended the second round of counselling for post graduate medical admissions in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Assam till June 23, saying the admission process including deposit of fees would be complete by June 25.

The order would be applicable to the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Assam who have yet to complete the second round of counselling, while Gujarat and Maharashtra informed the court that their admissions are over.

A bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh said that thereafter all the remaining seats coming under the all India quota would be filled on June 27 by the director general, health services (DGHS).

Before resetting the schedule for the second round of counselling, the court expressed its disapproval of the way things were happening in medical admission leaving the apex and even the high courts dealing with the admission cases.

"Every court including High Courts are doing this work," observed Justice Sen in disapproval of the way the precious time of the courts was being lost on admission matters.

Observing that these problems were arising because so many opportunities were being given (of migration from one allocated seat of a particular medical stream to another) to the students, the court said that "let there be an open-ended round of counselling and let one have what it gets."

Even as the court altered the schedule of the second round of counselling for three states, it gave another extended round of counselling for the all India quota.

Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, who appeared for the government, said that the apex court by its 2003 and later by its 2012 verdict had envisaged two rounds of counselling and had never contemplated a third round.

He told the court that after the completion of the second round of all India counselling, the seats remaining vacant under the head of all India quota fall into the kitty of the state governments and are filled by them.

The court said that three states after their second round of counselling would update their information indicating which seats of all India quotas were available for reallocation.


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