The Punjab government has decided to move the Supreme Court against the recent verdict of the Punjab and Haryana high court on the postgraduate (PG) medical admissions in the state.Earlier, the court has ordered for revising the merit list by giving 30% incentive to rural medical doctors on their National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) score under the state quota seats.State Medical Education Secretary Vikas Partap said “feeling aggrieved” by the HC orders, the department is filing a special leave petition in the apex court. The verdict came at a time when most PG seats in the state’s medical colleges were already filled by Faridkot-based Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. Many students fear losing their recently allotted seats in light of these orders. The students who are not in government service are the worst-affected , as they will now have to compete with highly incentivised PCMS and RMOs in order to get PG seats under state quota at a time when PG seats are already limited.Under Punjab’s rules and regulations, 50% of the total seats in government colleges were filled at the all-India level, the remaining 50% were reserved for students with state domicile and in-service Punjab Civil Medical Service (PCMS) government doctors, who were granted 30% incentive on their NEET score . There was no special privilege for PCMS doctors in private colleges.
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook