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Second-batch students file contempt petition against state govt

The second-batch students of the Pathankot-based Chintpurni Medical College and Hospital have filed a contempt petition against the state government for not shifting them to other medical colleges despite court’s directions.

punjab Updated: Jul 04, 2016 13:52 IST
Vivek Gupta
Medical Council of India
On June 7, the high court bench of justice Raj Mohan Singh had directed the state medical education department to take over the responsibility of these students after permission from the central government in wake of college’s deficient infrastructure.(HT File Photo)

The second-batch students of the Pathankot-based Chintpurni Medical College and Hospital have filed a contempt petition against the state government for not shifting them to other medical colleges despite court’s directions.

The case has been listed for hearing on Monday. On June 7, the high court bench of justice Raj Mohan Singh had directed the state medical education department to take over the responsibility of these students after permission from the central government in wake of college’s deficient infrastructure.

The first-batch students of the college, which was set up in 2011, has already been shifted to other colleges.

Like their seniors, the petitioners, who were enrolled in 2014-15 session, also questioned the validity of their degrees after the college management’s continuous failure to get valid recognition from the Medical Council of India (MCI).

However, these students have alleged in their contempt petition that despite court’s last month directions, the state government has not initiated the process to conduct their counselling, which is mandatory step before seeking central government permission for shifting the students.

Alleging that the government is deliberately delaying the process, students said that the delay had put their future at stake since their classes are not being held regularly.

The college authorities, they added, are also pressuring them to deposit next session’s fee of Rs 2.36 Lakh.

The court was apprised how the Punjab National Bank began legal action to sell college properties after the Rs 100 crore loan availed for setting up college was not honoured.