The Supreme Court on Friday rapped the Centre for its failure to ensure admission of a girl student in the Government Medical College, Amritsar, despite its earlier directions.
Ruchika Arora had moved the apex court after the Amritsar college as also the Government Medical College, Lucknow, refused her admission despite the student securing a high rank in the all-India entrance examination conducted by AIIMS.
"Is the Union of India so helpless that it is not able to ensure compliance with our directive. You are bound to see that our order is complied with," a vacation bench of Justices B Sudershan Reddy and Aftab Alam observed.
The apex court made the remarks while directing the personal appearance of the principal of the Government College, Amritsar, for defying its June 17 direction.
The apex court had directed the college to grant admission to Ruchika in the PG Dental course.
The Directortate General of Health Services is the controlling authority of government medical colleges in the country and it has to ensure allocation of seats of central quota to students.