A single bench of Rajasthan high court comprising justice MN Bhandari has cancelled admissions of 23 Post Graduate students at Mahatma Gandhi medical college in Jaipur.
Justice Bhandari has observed that the entrance examination was not conducted and all 23 admissions were given without considering the merit of common entrance test (CET). The court observed that as the meritorious students were not admitted, these admissions should be cancelled in the interest of justice.
A single judge bench has imposed a penalty of `10,000 on college administration. Justice Bhandari has also ordered to return all fees to the state government, who would use this money for development of medical education.
The court passed this order on a petition of Dr Richa Singh and Joginder Singh.
Counsel for the petitioner, Rajendra Soni had challenged that all admissions were illegal because CET was not given by those admitted and they were admitted because of “influential” families. The court also gave directions to the medical council of India to take necessary action against the medical college.