24-Apr-2018

Supreme Court nullifies Kerala medical colleges admission bill

New Delhi April 6: Supreme Court on Thursday nullified a controversial bill passed by Kerala legislative assembly which regularised admission of students in two self-financing private medical colleges.
 
Kerala Legislative assembly had unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday to regularise the admission of 180 students to Karuna and Kannur self-financing private medical colleges in 2016-17.
 
The apex court had warned that it will cancel the ordinance issued by the state government earlier in this regard.
 
Based on the ordinance, Health Secretary had ordered to regularise the admission of 118 students at Kannur Medical College and 31 students at Karuna.
 
Admission Supervisory Committee led by Justice James had cancelled admission of the students after it was noticed that there was serious violation of norms of NEET in receipt of application and preparation of rank lists.
 
Supreme court had testified the committee's decision and rejected the plea of students.
 
The court on Thursday supported argument of Medical Council of India who pointed out that making ordinance will be followed by other states too and such a move will derail the procedures prescribed by the council for admission in medical colleges.