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HC issues summons to GMCH-32

Admissions to MBBS course have come under scanner

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 20, 2013 2:58:04 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday issued notices to Government Medical College and Hospital Sector 32(GMCH-32) as admissions to the MBBS course again came under its scanner.

In a petition filed in the high court,candidates Arpit Agrawal and Rishita Malik have alleged that the names of the candidates who submitted incomplete application forms were included in the provisional merit list,the revised provisional merit list and the fresh merit list displayed on August 7. Not only this,the petition alleges,admissions have been given to some such candidates in the first counselling.

Elaborating,the petitioners said their grievance was against the action of the hospital allegedly acting in violation of the mandatory terms and conditions of the prospectus. It was mandatory that only complete admission application forms with required documents were to be accepted. Moreover,reservation for the UT pool scheduled caste category was 14 per cent and reservation for UT pool physically handicapped was 3 per cent.

The petitioners contended that despite the mandatory conditions,the respondents illegally,arbitrarily included the names of the candidates who submitted incomplete application forms.

The respondents were also speaking against admissions in the two categories beyond the prescribed reservation. Seeking directions for summoning the records,the petitioners sought inquiry by an independent agency into the admission process for the MBBS course for the academic session 2013-2014.

“The action of the official respondents in entertaining incomplete admission application forms is absolutely contrary to the provisions of the prospectus,” the petition said.

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