SC to examine plea on manipulation,hacking of medical seats

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a girl student's petition alleging large-scale manipulation.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:June 17, 2012 3:00 pm

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a girl student’s petition alleging large-scale manipulation,hacking and tampering of the ongoing online counselling for All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance examination courses across the country.

A bench of justices H L Gokhale and Ranjana Prakash Desai said it would take up the petition on Tuesday after counsel Naushad Ahmad Khan appearing for the petitioner Pankila Mittal mentioned the matter before it on Friday.

According to Pankila,besides her,a large number of top rankers who had opted for MD/MS courses,were shocked to find that they have been allotted seats in diploma courses,which is far inferior choices for their ranks,due to alleged hacking and manipulation.

The duration course of MD/MS course is three years,whereas the diploma is of two years duration. There are about 5500 PG seats for the present academic year of 2012-13,under all India quota from states.

Pankila,who had secured 692 marks at the national competitive exams claimed that she had appeared for the online counselling held on January 8 conducted by AIIMS,which is the nodal agency,in the unreserved quota and opted for as many as 24 choices.

In the first round of counselling,she was allotted a seat in Seth G S Medical College,Mumbai and on May 16,she completed all formalities of admission on the basis of her rank.

The petitioner claimed she had specifically preferred MD courses with preferential choice of MD (Obstetrics and gynaecology,Dermatology,and Veneral and Leprosy.

But to her shock,she was allotted “Diploma in Veneralogy & Dermatology” which she had never wanted.

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