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HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

Pay Rs. 20 lakh each to medical students: SC to Maharashtra govt

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 03, 2014
First Published: 23:40 IST(3/9/2014) | Last Updated: 23:46 IST(3/9/2014)

The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra government to pay Rs. 20 lakh each to around twenty medical students who were declined admission by private medical colleges in the state in 2012 despite securing high ranks.

A bench of Justice Chelameswar Prasad and Justice AK Sikri passed the order on Tuesday while deciding an appeal by the students who demanded admission on the ground that an inquiry by a regulatory body had found the admissions in colleges irregular.

The bench held the government responsible as it had failed to take action against the private institutions despite a probe indicting them. It said meritorious students were denied a chance to pursue their education and set aside the Bombay high court order.

The students had moved SC in 2013 against the HC order, which declined relief to them saying their pleas before it had become infructuous. The court observed since the new academic session had begun it was not possible for it to cancel the admissions.


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