The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the AIIMS to cancel the admission of those candidates who furnished false undertakings to get selected in counsellings for post graduation courses for 2010.
Directing AIIMS to verify the undertakings furnished by the candidates, Justice Mool Chand Garg asked the director general of medical education of India to provide AIIMS the list of names of such candidates who had obtained seats from outside after clearing the All India PG Entrance Examination 2010 and again appeared in the counselling conducted by AIIMS for the institute.
The court order came after Ashish Bhagat, the counsel for one Varun Aggarwal, contended the premier institute did not follow the norms prescribed under AIIMS Act while selecting the candidates for postgraduation course.
The lawyer said some candidates who had obtained seats somewhere else under various state quotas were also selected in the AIIMS counselling after furnishing undertakings, which was violated the AIIMS rules.
According to the norms, the candidates who accepted the offer outside were to be debarred from appearing for counselling in AIIMS, the counsel said.
He further submitted that according to rules, four candidates per seat were to be called for counselling but AIIMS arbitrarily took a decision and called eight candidates per seat for the counsellings conducted on June 11 and 18.
“Some lower ranked candidates were selected due to faulty selection procedure and eligible candidates were deprived of admission,” the lawyer added.
The Centre’s counsel Atul Nanda said the government had been objecting to the selection procedure of AIIMS, as a result of which several seats go waste after the candidates leave their previous seats.