COUNSELLING FOR the Comibned Pre-Medical Test (CPMT)-2006 was stayed by Justice DP Singh of the High Court here on Wednesday.
Justice Singh passed the above orders while deciding twin writ petitions filed by Anshika Singh and Suruchi Gupta, who had reportedly secured 36th and 53rd ranks, respectively, in the OBC/WM category at the CPMT-2006 conducted by the King George’s Dental University.
It was contended on behalf of the petitioners that after declaration of the CPMT-2006 result on June 4 last, the respondents had arbitrarily cancelled the earlier merit list on the ground that a large number of students could not fill up the form for the said category due to a mistake in the information brochure.
Consequently another merit list was issued in which the petitioners’ name was shown at serial numbers 63 and 93 respectively, which was challenged in the High Court by filing twin petitions.
Justice Singh was of the view that if there was no mistake or defect in the information brochure, it was not open for the respondents to change the criteria, or cancel the earlier merit list.
On the other hand, if there was some mistake or defect in the information brochure, then the respondents will have to issue a corrigendum in newspapers and only then the merit list can be altered.
The court accordingly directed the respondents to take a decision in the light of the above observations.
Counselling for CPMT-2006 was stayed in the meanwhile.