Supreme Court allows MCI plea asking for an extension on PG medical, SS admissions
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted the plea of Medical Council of India seeking an extension of the timeline of the PG Medical And SS Admissions as well as the issuance of letter of permission to various medical colleges to start various courses.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that with the severe disruptions caused in the workings of the medical education sector, the Medical Council of India has as now filed not one but three applications with Supreme Court asking for an extension of time of various deadlines relating to medical admissions and course applications.
This comes in light of the fact that in view of the nationwide lockdown on account of COVID-19 Pandemic, the Time Schedule for various statutory processes including medical admission process as well as medical colleges applications process prescribed in the Council Regulations could not be followed.
Accordingly, the Medical Council of India has filed applications in the Hon'ble Supreme Court praying for:-.
1. Extension of the last date of LOP (Letter of Permission) for MBBS from 31st May 2020 to 31st August 2020 u/s 10A of the IMC Act, 1956 for the Academic Session 2020-21;
2. Extension of the last date for issuance of LOP (Letter of Permission) for Super Specialty Courses u/s 10A of the IMC Act, 1956 for the Academic Year 2020-21 from 31st May 2020 to 15th July 2020.
3. Extension of the last date for admission in Post Graduate Courses (Broad Specialty) from 31.5.2020 to 31.7.2020.
The matter was heard on Monday by SC bench comprising of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Navin Sinha & Justice B.R. Gavai
India legal reports Supreme Court approved the same and said that "Needless to say the AIIMS and the PGI (for the examination held in July) shall also follow 10 the schedule on letter and spirit". More details to follow