The high court on Thursday stayed the court’s Indore bench order that summoned the counselling committee authorities concerned to admission of MBBS and BDS courses in the private medical colleges.
A full bench comprising Justices SK Seth, SK Gangele and Sanjay Yadav stayed the Indore bench’s order summoning Dr GS Patel, a chairman of counseling committee for MBBS and BDS courses, and Dr Shashi Gandhi, coordinator of counselling committee, for not permitting students from outside to get admissions in Madhya Pradesh.
On Wednesday, the Indore bench issued an order to halt counselling in private medical colleges, after hearing a contempt petition filed by Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges against Directorate of Medical Education for not complying with a court order related to domicile rules in admissions.
Additional advocate general PK Kaurav argued the HC principal seat in Jabalpur on September 26 struck down the Rule 6 of MP private medical colleges (MBBS and BDS) undergraduate courses admission rules 2016 for not providing a level field to all candidates.
“Now there is no controversy over it and the Indore bench order has got less to do with admissions in the private medical colleges as the counselling is to be done according to the HC principal seat Jabalpur order,” Kaurav said.
The government requested the court to hear the entire matter related to the medical colleges admission at Jabalpur to have a single order instead of separate hearings on similar issue at Indore and Gwaliorbenches. Subsequently, the contempt petition was transferred from Indore bench to the principal seat at Jabalpur.
Meanwhile, the hearing on a review petition filed by the association was adjourned since the apex court on October 3 will hear a petition challenging the HC order that struck down Rule 6.