On Tuesday, the Madhya Pradesh High Court bench comprising of Justice RS Jha and Justice Nandita Dubey served notices on the state government through Principal Secretary of Health, Family Welfare and Medical Education, the Director of Medical Education and 14 candidates on the basis of petition filed by Tarishi Verma, a candidate of Medical and Dental courses.
She filed a writ petition as she was unable to secure a seat in the medical course and wanted relief to cancel admissions and prepare a new merit list. The petition was filed with respect to admissions in MBBS and BDS courses through NEET, 2017 in different government colleges in Madhya Pradesh which offered medical and dental courses.
It was contested that several candidates belonged to other states and fraudulently secured admission on the basis of state quota by submitting false information and fake domicile certificates and genuine domicile category candidates were left behind.
In 2016, the Supreme Court in its judgment had said that a candidate from Madhya Pradesh domicile category will be given first preference. Non-domicile category candidates can be considered only if the seats were vacant after the list of state domicile candidates was exhausted. The court’s order ascertained that the one candidate could not be a domicile of two states in the country.
The petitioner-counsel, Greeshm Jain, said that some candidates hadn’t mentioned their domicile as Madhya Pradesh at the time of filing application for NEET but stated their domicile as MP at the time of counseling. The High Court served notices seeking direction to trace and cancel the admissions of such candidates.
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