The Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Centre and the Medical Council of India (MCI), on a public interest petition alleging corrupt practices in admissions to medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh.
A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath issued the notice to the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the Health Ministry and the MCI. It sought their responses on a plea seeking framing of guidelines and admission procedures for medical colleges till the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) came into effect in 2017.
The petitioner, a journalist, also sought a CBI probe into alleged corruption in the UP Unaided Medical Colleges Welfare Association, which conducted the UP Combined Medical Entrance Test (UPCMET), 2015.
In his plea, SS Hooda contended that he carried out a sting of a UP-based medical college, which allegedly revealed that it was admitting students on receipt of payment of Rs 35 lakh, even if they had not appeared in UPCMET 2015.
The court listed the matter for further hearing on August 8.