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Petition in Supreme Court against Lodha Committee for giving permission to medical colleges

Petition in Supreme Court against Lodha Committee for giving permission to medical colleges

Supreme Court Case against Supreme Court Appointed Committee

New Delhi: A fresh writ petition has been filed with the apex court, against the Supreme Court appointed Oversight Committee headed by retired Chief Justice RM Lodha to oversee the operations of MCI. The petition claims that the oversight committee has been over-stepping  its job of monitoring the work of MCI.

The petition has been filed by Anand Rai, Vyapam Whistle blower, alleging that the Committee overshot MCI and the Health Ministry’s disapproval of hundreds of applications made by medical colleges without conducting any “fresh” inspection or assessment reports the Hindu.

The petition pointed out that MCI had processed several proposals from medical colleges – varying from establishment of new medical colleges to renewal of permissions to increase in seats to grant of recognition to medicine courses for 2016-17.Of this, around 150 proposals for new undergraduate courses and 118 for super-specialty courses for 2016-17 were disapproved by the ministry on the recommendations of MCI after independent verifications had found several deficiencies in the colleges.

In the month of June, the three member committee, headed by retired Chief Justice, Justice Lodha howoever, granted amnesty to many private medical colleges, giving them a chance to submit their representations to the health ministry on their disapproval  by MCI.

Read more at Medical Dialogues: 175 Private Medical Colleges to get a Second Chance at approvals 

It is reported that the same were again scrutinised by the Medical Council Of India which reiterated its decision not to grant approval to these medical colleges However, in the month of August, the panel, overturning MCI’s decision, is reported to have given permission to 26 medical colleges.

Read Also : Lodha Panel overturns MCI decision, gives permission to 26 medical colleges

This decision of the Lodha panel has been opposed by the petitioner, who has alleged that Committee overshot MCI and the Health Ministry’s disapproval of hundreds of applications made by medical colleges without conducting any “fresh” inspection or assessment.

“The impugned decisions of Respondent No 3 (Lodha Committee) have the effect of compromising the standards in medical education and training in India and shall have an adverse influence on the career interests of students undertaking the undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the field of health and medicine,” the petition alleged.

 Besides its actions being in violation of the strict orders of the Supreme Court, the petition claimed that the Committee acted “not only in contravention of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution” but also exhibited its failure to “take decisions which fulfil the test of reasonableness and which are in the larger interest of the public”.

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  1. Let the truth be known , how is that the learned committe decide the permission based upon web site information ,what a joke

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    Prof Dr Ramesh Vardhan August 28, 2016, 8:44 am

    I will make it VERY simple hand over parliament, Indian Defense, DRDO, ISRO, IISc, RBI, IIM, IT , BT,etc to such committees and I am sure there won\’t be ANY problem at all, it will be like a country with out communication and total collapse. That means when there is nothing, nothing to worry about.

  3. Dr Kannan Palakkad
    I am amused and angry as this petition is clearly the handiwork of Dr KetanDesai and his cronies Dr Gohil,Dr Mahesh Patel and the President of MCI.The people who have posted comments should know that MCI went to SC against Oversight committee early soon after its Constitution which was dismissed.I have been a witness to the so called inspections by mafia from Gujarat,West Bengal and SC Should recommend CBI enquiry against Mr Anand Rai.

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    Balbhadra Dhagat August 24, 2016, 3:07 pm

    Judge take donkey’s years to often give wrong verdicts & get away unhurt? With the same evidence to confront with, they very often deliver absolutely contrasting verdicts which are poles apart. Supreme Court’s decision to constitute Oversight Committee is just whimsical rather than constitutional!

  5. The Judges are appointed to find our the faults and to correct Medical Council of India and not give to mass permission to substandard colleges are given permission to do business as usual, These Judges much get admitted in these hospitals and take treatment then they will know what is happening in these colleges hospitals manipulating with Ghost Doctors and fake patients, Our system is created for rich people and other for poor people The situation today is worse than the past , this is all MADE IN INDIA CORRUPTION Dr.T.V.Rao MD

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