SPEAKER ISHWARDAS Rohani on Wednesday directed Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to probe into “ back door admissions”into private medical and dental colleges in the State.
He even pulled up Medical Education Minister Ajay Vishnoi during question hour for refuting the charge that private medical and dental colleges were demanding donation to the tune of Rs 10 lakh for a seat. “ How can you say that this is not true without getting a probe conducted into such allegations,” the Speaker snubbed the minister.
Speaker’s directive, which stunned the Government, followed the reply by the minister to a query of Congress member Satyadev Katare that the government was “impartial” in conducting Dental and Medical Admission Tests (DMAT) 2006.
The government cannot remain neutral on a serious issue like irregularities in DMAT, Rohani observed.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan intervened and promised to carry out a high-level inquiry into the matter. Earlier, Katare claimed that recent High Court verdict overruling a judges’ committee decision to scrap DMAT 2006 was a setback for the State Government and demanded a probe into it.
Claiming that there was no policy governing admissions, Vishnoi said besides private medical and dental colleges, the State Government was also considering framing guidelines for admissions in pharmacy and B Ed colleges.