JABALPUR: Madhya Pradesh high court on Tuesday granted seven days’ time to the director of medical education to submit the report regarding the admissions done during the ‘mop-up round’ of MBBS counselling and those under the NRI quota in private and government-run medical colleges of the state.
The court’s move came after the officials of the medical education department submitted a reply stating that records of all the students who were given admissions in the ‘mop-up round’ of the MBBS counselling and those given admission under the NRI quota have been seized. The records are being examined and a report would be submittedbefore thehigh court after examination, the officials informed the court. After this, the high court granted seven days’ time to the officials for submitting their report.
Earlier on November 11, a division bench of the high court comprising Justices Ravi Shankar Jha and Nandita Dubey had ordered: “Director of medical education should immediately seize the entire record related to admissions made by all private colleges in the mop-up round as well as the admissions made with respect to NRI students”.
Court had granted 10 days on November 11, for seizing records, while hearing a petition alleging that non-Madhya Pradesh students were given admission in the mop-up around, besides MBBS seats under the NRI quota being sold to ineligible candidates.
Petitioners Priyanshu Agarwal and four others alleged that the norms were set aside while granting admissions at private medical colleges of the state during the mop-up round and the 250 seats which remained vacant till that time were sold to ‘undeserving candidates’.
Students who had secured less marksthan the petitioners and were not residentsof MadhyaPradeshwere given admission, the petitioners alleged. There were clear instructions from the apex court as well as the high court that Madhya Pradesh domicile students should be given preference during admissions and if seats still remain vacant, they shouldbefilledby candidatesfrom other states on the basis of merit, petitioners had told court.