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DMAT hangs in balance; Govt will move SC

THE UNCERTAINTY over admission to private medical and dental colleges in the State continues. The State Government has decided to challenge in the Supreme Court the MP High Court decision on the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) 2006. The petition is likely to be filed in the apex court on Tuesday.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2006 15:19 IST

THE UNCERTAINTY over admission to private medical and dental colleges in the State continues. The State Government has decided to challenge in the Supreme Court the MP High Court decision on the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) 2006. The petition is likely to be filed in the apex court on Tuesday.

MP High Court had, in a decision on September 15, quashed the decision of Justice Chandresh Bhushan Committee to cancel DMAT-2006 held on August 13 and had termed the entrance test organised by the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges (APDMC) valid. However, the State Government has decided to challenge the decision. “We have decided to move the Supreme Court,’’ Medical Education Department Principal Secretary I M Chahal told Hindustan Times.

ABVP intervener: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has decided to be an intervener in the petition challenging the High Court decision, the organisation’s national secretary Vishnu Dutt Sharma said.

Results not announced: Meanwhile, the APDMC failed to announce the result of DMAT-2006 on Monday as announced earlier. Association secretary A K Khurana said that the process would be undertaken after the association seeks directive from the Judge’s Committee. Association representatives would be meeting the committee on Tuesday, he added.

He also said that the answer sheets were still with the High Court and they had to be received before announcement of results.

Sources, meanwhile, said that since the Judge’s Committee had already approved the procedure of declaration of results, the association could go ahead with announcement.

Dy advocate general in Delhi: Madhya Pradesh deputy advocate general Sanjay K Agrawal is already in New Delhi to file the petition in Supreme Court on behalf of the State Government, it was learnt. The process of filing the special leave petition has already been completed and it would be filed on Tuesday.

The State Government intended to file the petition on Monday, but the delay in receiving certified copy of the High Court decision delayed the process.

However, since only 12 days remain for the last date decided by Supreme Court to complete the admission process to professional courses, the decision of the government to approach Supreme Court comes as a surprise.

THE CONGRESS on Monday demanded that the Government promulgate an ordinance to enable Professional Examination Board hold a fresh DMAT and then move the Supreme Court against the High Court order.