PG Medical Counselling 2020: Following Madras HC rap, MCC extends deadline for Resignation of seats from AIQ round 1
Chennai: In compliance with the Madras High Court orders, the Directorate General Of Health Services (DGHS) has extended the deadline for Resignation of PG Medical seats allotted under All India quota Round-1 counselling.
Many state counselling authorities are unable to not conduct the admission procedure due to coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, and with the earlier deadline which was further extended to 8th May, there was major confusion concerning the PG Medical admissions this year.
Now, considering the petition stressing on the issue before the Madras High Court, the deadline for the resignation has further been extended to 12th May 2020.
The bench of Honourable Justice P. Audikesavalu passed the order to this effect based on a writ petition filed by a PG Medical Aspirant who had been allotted Master of Surgery course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sri Ramachandra Medical College under All India quota (AIQ) but was vying to pursue another course and medical college under the State government quota and management seats too in private medical colleges.
It was the grievance of the medico that the TN Selection Committee, DME had not included the Management Seats in the Private/Non-Governmental Medical Institutions in the notification issued for Counselling under the State Quota.
Therefore, she filed the writ petition with the HC seeking directions to the concerned authorities to conduct and conclude the Counselling of PG Medical Seats in Private/Non-Governmental Medical Institutions along with the State Government Quota Seats. When the case was taken up for hearing, the DME informed the court that the counselling was being delayed due to COVID-19.
The counsel on behalf of Selection Committee of DME informed the bench that the committee had written a letter to DGHS for extending the time limit for giving up the All India quota seats and also seeking permission for conducting counselling to fill up the management seats in self- financing medical colleges in the State.
After perusing the matter, the bench directed the DGHS to decide on the plea and communicate the decision to the Registrar (Judicial) of the High Court. The decision was also ordered to be publicised through the website of DGHS and other official websites expeditiously.
Now, complying to the HC orders, the DGHS has extended the date of resignation for the Candidates who have joined their allotted college. The notification announcing about the said effect was uploaded on the official website of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) which clearly states:
Keeping in view that many State Counselling have been delayed/not completed on the scheduled time due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been decided by the Competent Authority to allow the Candidates who have joined their allotted college of Round 1 (both online/offline mode), to resign from their allotted seat by 5:00 p.m. of 12th May 2020 (Tuesday).
Such candidates will have to send information to the allotted college by email or report physically requesting for their resignation and the respective college will resign the seat online on www.intramcc.nic.in within the stipulated time and these seats will come back in the system for allotment in Round 2, the notice further added.
Colleges are requested to E-mail the resignation letter to the candidates.
To view the notice, click on the link below:
Attached below is the Madras High Court judgement in detail: