THE SUPREME Court will take up the “hearing for admission’ of the State Government’s special leave petitions (SLPs) on the DMAT-2006 (Dental and Medical Admission Test) issue on September 29 to decide the admissibility of the petitions.
However, the admission process to the private dental and medical colleges would be over before the petitions come up for hearing, with the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges (APDMC) of MP set to announce the allotments of colleges for the successful candidates of DMAT-2006 by afternoon of September 22 on its websites – www. mpdmat. org and www. apdmc. org. These candidates would be expected to complete admission formalities in the allotted colleges on or before September 26.
Two of the four petitions filed by the State Government came up for mentioning before the double bench of Justice B N Agrawal and Justice P P Navlekar on Thursday.
The bench at the end of the mentioning on Thursday said that if required, the date of admissions to the private medical courses could be extended in the State. This came up after the state government pleaded for early hearing on the basis that September 30 was deadline of the Supreme Court for completing admission process of professional courses across the country, deputy advocate general Sanjay K Agrawal told Hindustan Times.
Agrawal said that the bench agreed to the urgency of the issue and thus scheduled it for early hearing. Advocate general Ravinandan Singh and eminent lawyer from Delhi Mukul Rastogi appeared for the state government while senior lawyers Vivek Tankha, Prashant Kumar and Dr Harsh Pathak appeared for the APDMC.