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MP high court turns down plea to monitor dental, medical test

The Madhya Pradesh high court on Thursday turned down a plea to monitor the Dental and Medical Admission Test 2015, saying it was not practically possible.

bhopal Updated: Jun 26, 2015 17:03 IST
HT Correspondent

The Madhya Pradesh high court on Thursday turned down a plea to monitor the Dental and Medical Admission Test 2015, saying it was not practically possible.

The DMAT-2015, conducted by the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of MP, is scheduled to be held on July 12.

Advocate AM Trivedi, appearing for the petitioner, urged the court to monitor the DMAT-2015 in view of the past irregularities.

The court served notices on the state government and seven other respondents on a PIL, filed by former MLA Paras Saklecha, demanding that the probe of medical courses admission through the DMAT and in the NRI quota in private colleges be handed over to the CBI.

Also, the petitioner sought direction for conducting an STF probe under the high court supervision ito filling of the state quota seats through the management quota in private medical colleges from 2007 to 2014.

Saklecha had filed the PIL citing newspaper reports on Yogesh Uprit revelations before the SIT about corruption, nepotism, financial transactions, favouritism and other irregularities in DMAT.

One of the main accused of MPPEB scam Yogesh Uprit, the former professional examination board controller and ex-DMAT coordinator was arrested by the SIT Gwalior a couple of weeks back.

A division bench of Chief Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice KK Trivedi refused to hold the DMAT-2015 under its monitoring with observation that practically it was not possible.

The PIL seek direction to the respondents authorities to scan the answersheets of DMAT 2015 in the examination room itself and the same be kept in the custody of the high court to check irregularity in the result, the petitioner counsel said.

The MPPEB scam has shaken confidence of not only promising and talented students also the faith of common men dwindle feeling scary to seek treatment from the doctors who might had secured MBBS degree fraudulently, Trivedi said.

HC served notices on the respondents other than the State government including the principal secretary State medical education department, the director of medical education, the principal secretary State home department, the State director general of police, the Medical Council of India (MCI), the director general of CBI and the Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee.