SC to hear plea seeking stay on medical admissions in state
The forum moved the Apex court on Monday for a stay order as it found irregularities in the admission process in the state medical examinations conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (WBJEE) Board.
Around 2,000 parents and/or guardians of medical aspirants in the state decided to move the court after the Calcutta High Court on September 2 had said that it will hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) three weeks hence.
As all the processes of medical admissions must be completed by September 30 – as per the instruction of the Medical Council of India (MCI) – it has become imperative to solve the issue before the end of the month.
The urgency to find a solution prompted the petitioners to move to the Supreme Court, seeking a stay order on the entire process of medical admissions in the state this year.
The Apex Court accepted the petition and agreed to hear the case later this week or early next week.
A petitioner said: “We moved the Supreme Court and filed a SLP as we want a stay order in the medical admissions this year as there were irregularities in the admission process. We have got some evidence that shows that there were many discrepancies in the processes of admission and our counsels will present them before the court on the day of hearing”.
“We have submitted a mass petition as a forum of guardians to stop the process of medical admissions, which was being done flouting the norms of the MCI,” the petitioner added.
It may be mentioned that many medical aspirants had mobbed the WBJEE Board office to protest against the alleged irregularities in the process of admissions.
They demanded that the board should publish the marks obtained by the students alongside their ranks. The students alleged that the scores they had got did not match with the ranks they had secured.