MP high court has granted liberty to the MP Professional Examination Board and medical colleges concerned to initiate an independent inquiry against the petitioner MBBS students of 2008 and 2009 batches whose admissions were cancelled.
Further, the HC directed the MPPEB to conclude the inquiry expeditiously preferably not later than six weeks by supplying all documents through which the admissions were cancelled. The court issued the directive while disposing of a bunch of 38 petitions filed by MBBS students.
The HC directed the petitioner students to extend cooperation in the inquiry. The court quashed the orders by which their admissions were cancelled. HC said, “It is open for the petitioners to submit representations to the competent authority of college for permission to attend the classes and the said authority shall examine the representations of the petitioners and shall deal with it on merits as per law.”
The petitioner students studying in various medical colleges across the state were aggrieved for their admission was cancelled without supplying documents on basis of which action was taken.
The petitioner MBBS students belonging to the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur, whose admissions were cancelled in December 2013, on grounds their photograph with the mark-sheet issued by the MPPEB did not match with the photograph annexed on documents furnished at the time of admission.
The students moved the court on ground they were not supplied the documents received by the college from the MPPEB on basis of which action was taken against them. This was violation of principles of natural justice, they argued.
While in the case of another group of petitioners, MBBS students admitted in various medical colleges of the state, a committee was set up by the medical education department in 2009 and it was found that the photographs of 21 students including the petitioners did not match.
Another group of MBBS students took ground they were allowed to inspect the files but the documents of probe committee and the police were not supplied and admission was cancelled.