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Medical officer moves HC on illegal allotment of medical seats

Hearing a plea filed by a whistle blower, the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Punjab (DGP). The plea sought registration of FIR against authorities of six medical colleges for illegal allotment of medical seats, alleged to have sold 220 (out of 378 seats) state quota seats to undeserving students in the year 2013.

Notices were also issued to the principal secretaries of home and the medical education department, Madhya Pradesh Professional Education Board (MPPEB), Directorate of Medical Education (DME), additional director general (ADG) of police in charge of special task force  ( STF), seeking a verification on the matter. The court issued notices in the wake of a plea filed by Dr Anand Rai, a post graduate medical officer, seeking cancellation of admissions to the unethically allotted slots.

Dr. Rai added that STF is not interested to probe into the matter and justice has been denied to the deserving candidates. As the case is strong, it should be properly investigated.

Further confirming that the whole scam has been carried on in collusion with top officers at the DME office, the petitioner said that private colleges have committed irregularities regarding admissions in the state quota seats. However, STF has informed the court that no such complaints have been lodged against the colleges, which is wrong.

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The petitioner has also demanded an inquiry into the role of Dr NM Srivastava, joint director DME, for overlooking the illegal allotments of seats made by the private colleges.

Dr. Rai further alleged that the admissions were made to the state quota seats with due approval from Srivastava, violating the set norms. Although Srivastava was cross checked regarding the allegations he admitted that all the admissions were conducted on the basis of proper grounds.

Dr. Rai also confirmed that the case is directly linked with the pre medical test scam.

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