This is a big news coming from Chennai for all NEET-PG candidates. The Hon’ble High Court of Madras in Writ. Petition 6169 of 2018 has passed an interim order dated 17th April,2018 and has directed MCC/ DGHS/ MoHFW to stop all further proceedings of Counseling including admission based on the result published on 14th April 2018. Complying with the orders of the Hon’ble court MCC is stopping all admission process with immediate effect. It is further informed that the resignation module (online/ offline) will be continued till 5.00pm of 19th April 2018.
The authorities can go on with the counseling process, but shall not allot seats till further orders, Justice S Vaidyanathan said. The judge passed the interim order on a batch of pleas, including those moved by in-service candidates.
The petitioners sought a direction to DGHS to comply with Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations in admissions to PG medical courses and award due weightage marks for service rendered in remote/difficult areas and to reserve 50 per cent seats for such service candidates under All India quota.
According to C Sudhan and six others, they are in-service candidates working as assistant surgeons in Tamil Nadu Medical Services. They have appeared for ‘NEET PG 2018’ and secured more than 50 percent marks and thereby declared as eligible for admission to PG medical courses.
“The places we serve are notified as remote/difficult areas by the state government and thereby we are entitled for additional weightage marks as per Regulation 9 (IV) of PG Regulations 2000 under all India quota seats.”
“But authorities are proceeding to conduct counselling for admissions to PG courses without awarding such weightage marks for in-service candidates,” they said.
They claimed that the move was in violation of Medical Council of India regulations.
It would affect the interest of the petitioners, who were entitled for weightage marks for service rendered by them in remote/difficult areas for determination of merit in the selection, it was submitted.
They claimed that even in admissions made during the last academic year, authorities have failed to allot the mandated 50 percent seats to service candidates as required by the regulations.