MP high court on Thursday sought reply from the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges (APDMC) by September 7 over steps taken to nominate a database administrator to supervise the technical operations whilst the DMAT-2015 is conducted online.
On August 26, the court allowed APDMC to hold the dental and medical admission test (DMAT) online as per conditions it laid down to hold free and fair test.
In one of the conditions, the APDMC was directed "to interact with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for nomination of database administrator not below the rank of scientist "C" for overall supervision of the technical operations and other matters".
Also the court directed the association that "if no response is received from NIC, that position be brought to the notice of the court immediately for passing appropriate orders on that behalf or for replacement of independent person/agency to oversee the technical operations".
A division bench comprising chief justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice KK Trivedi queried the counsel appearing for APDMC about the action it took to nominate the database administrator, besides seeking response on whether it has declared a date to hold DMAT.
The APDMC counsel, in reply, prayed for some time to seek details from his client, adding that the date is not yet declared.
The court has asked the Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee (AFRC) to ensure that proper compliance of the court's conditions are done by the APDMC to hold DMAT, senior advocate AM Trivedi, appearing for petitioner ex-MLA Paras Saklecha, said.
The court in one of the conditions has entrusted AFRC with the task to monitor DMAT-2015. Admissions are done through DMAT in private medical and dental colleges across MP.
The court was hearing on an affidavit filed by the APDMC towards compliance of the conditions laid to hold DMAT online.
Petitions demanding transparency in the DMAT were listed before the court, including the one filed by ex-MLA Paras Saklecha.