The Supreme Court Friday refused to increase counseling time for filling up as many as 603 vacant seats in post-graduate medical publications in deemed universities and private colleges, saying this will be like “opening a pandora’s box.”
The top court docket said merely because the seats are mendacity vacant could not be a ground to furnish time extension and the possibility to top off those seats. An excursion bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant brushed off a plea of a society which claimed to symbolize a huge quantity of deemed universities and schools strolling post-graduate (PG) clinical publications.
Society has sought an extension of time to respective scientific faculties/deemed universities for sporting out counseling for PG guides because around 1000 seats in those instructional institutions are mendacity vacant.
“Merely due to the fact the seats are lying vacant, in our view, is not a floor to provide an extension of time and provide besides the possibility to replenish vacant seats,” the bench said.
It similarly stated, “The agenda ought to be followed. If we allow violation of schedule and furnish extension, we will be opening a Pandora’s box, and the whole motive of fixing a time agenda and laying down a regime which strictly adheres to the schedule can be defeated.” The pinnacle courtroom said that within the schedule prescribed with the apex court’s aid in its earlier order, there are three rounds of counseling, the first round, the second round, and the mop-up spherical for filling up the seats of PG scientific courses. “The mop-up round changed into to be finished by way of May 31, and if a few seats stay vacant even after the mop-up round, it cannot be helped. Extension can’t be granted just due to the fact a few seats are lying vacant without there being some other justification,” the bench said.
The court stated that the petitioner Education Promotion Society of India and others wanted a trendy extension of time no longer as a consequence of any precise trouble faced with the aid of any man or woman university or college however usually at the ground that a wide variety of seats for the PG guides had been mendacity vacant. The society had contended that more than one thousand seats had been vacant, inclusive of 603 seats in deemed universities.
“However, it’s far essential to be aware that out of 603 seat mendacity vacant best 31 are in scientific subjects and the big majority (572) that is nearly ninety-five according to cent of the seats are lying vacant in non-clinical subjects,” the bench said and added that there’s no cloth on record to expose as to what’s the scenario in regards to the ultimate 400-500 seats. The judicial word of the truth could be taken that every 12 months, the huge quantity of non-medical seats stay vacant because many graduate docs no longer need to do post-commencement in non-medical subjects. Senior advise Maninder Singh, performing for the Society, contended that those schools had spent a large amount of cash on the colleges’ infrastructure. He submitted an acute shortage of doctors in India, and due to this, the Centre has accredited an increase of seats in authorities clinical faculties without a boom of infrastructure. He stated that the authorities intend to make certain that an increasing number of doctors skip out and treat the sufferers.
Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee, acting for the Centre, opposed the plea of the Society and submitted that the sanctity of the sooner orders surpassed could be set at naught if the petition is allowed.
The bench said, “The schedule as approved via this courtroom gives that the statement of result needs to be accomplished by way of the cease of January and the first round of counseling for All India quota seats, deemed and imperative institutes needs to be finished by way of March 24 and nation counseling must be completed by way of April five, 2d round of counseling by using April 12 and April 26 respectively and mop-up spherical by May 8 for the country and the May 22 for deemed universities and relevant institutes.” The pinnacle courtroom said that in advance exceptions granted by using the courtroom have been both precise or college/university particular passed within the bizarre information and occasions of every unique case, and in most of the orders it’s far definitely cited that the orders shall not be treated as a precedent.