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Medical Seats – Defects are rectified pending only for inspection and verification and certification – time is going to be lapsed by 30-9-2014 – Apex court granted interim orders and held that Notwithstanding any direction given in the case of Priya Gupta (supra), if undertakings as stated hereinabove are filed by the institutions managing medical colleges for the academic year 2014-15, admissions shall be given to the students from the merit list prepared by the States and they shall be charged fees prescribed by the Government Medical Colleges of their respective States. It is also clarified that there would be no further counselling in respect of the students who are to be given admission, even if it might result into some heart burning among other students, but in the peculiar facts of the case, we give this direction. In no case, the admission shall be given after 30th September, 2014. This order shall also apply to all the institutions which had filed their petitions earlier for renewal of their recognition for the academic year 2014-15, but their petitions were rejected or withdrawn for whatever reason, provided undertakings as stated hereinabove are filed by President/Chairman and the Secretary of those institutions. when several seats for medical admission are likely to remain vacant for the academic year 2014-15, we are of the view that these matters require urgent consideration and we are giving these interim directions under the provisions of Article 142 of the Constitution of India.All those petitions shall be deemed to have been revived and this order shall be deemed to have been passed in those cases also. This order shall only be in respect of renewal of recognition and not for creation of additional seats or for new colleges. We also record that the Union of India has supported the petitioners in the interest of students. We also direct the Union of India to give wide publicity to this order in print as well as electronic media in the interest of the concerned students. It is directed that the list of students getting admission in pursuance of this order shall be placed on record of this Court by 1st October, 2014 by the concerned institutions and a copy thereof shall also be sent to the MCI. These matters shall be treated as part-heard and shall be notified for further hearing in the month of December, 2014.=WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 469 OF 2014 HIND CHARITABLE TRUST SHEKHAR HOSPITAL PVT. LTD. PETITIONER(s) VERSUS UNION OF INDIA & ORS. RESPONDENT(s) = 2014- Sept.Month – http://judis.nic.in/supremecourt/filename=41936

  Medical Seats – Defects are rectified pending only for inspection and verification and certification – time is going to be lapsed by 30-9-2014 – Apex court granted interim orders  and held that Notwithstanding any direction given in the case of Priya Gupta  (supra),  if undertakings as stated hereinabove are filed by  the  institutions  managing medical colleges for the academic year 2014-15, admissions  shall  be  given to the students from the merit list prepared by the States  and  they  shall be charged fees prescribed by  the  Government  Medical  Colleges  of  their respective States. It is also clarified that there would be no further counselling  in  respect of the students who are to be given admission, even if it might result  into some heart burning among other students, but in the peculiar  facts  of  the case, we give this direction. In no case, the admission shall be given after 30th  September,  2014.  This order shall also apply  to  all  the  institutions  which  had  filed  their petitions earlier for renewal of their recognition  for  the  academic  year 2014-15, but  their  petitions  were  rejected  or  withdrawn  for  whatever reason,  provided  undertakings  as  stated   hereinabove   are   filed   by President/Chairman and  the  Secretary  of  those  institutions.  when several seats for medical admission are  likely  to  remain vacant for the academic year 2014-15, we are of the view that these  matters require urgent consideration and we  are  giving  these  interim  directions under the provisions of Article 142 of the Constitution of India.All  those petitions shall be deemed to have been  revived  and  this  order  shall  be deemed to have been passed in those cases also.  This order  shall  only  be in respect of renewal of recognition and  not  for  creation  of  additional seats or for new colleges. We also record that the Union of India has supported the petitioners in  the interest of students.  We also direct  the  Union  of  India  to  give  wide publicity to this order  in  print  as  well  as  electronic  media  in  the

interest of the concerned students. It is directed that the list of students getting admission in  pursuance  of this order shall be placed on record of this Court by 1st October,  2014  by the concerned institutions and a copy thereof shall  also  be  sent  to  the MCI.   These matters shall  be  treated  as  part-heard  and  shall  be notified for further hearing in the month of December, 2014.=

There is one more reason for passing this interim order.  We  are  conscious

of the fact that number of physicians in our country is much less than  what

is required and because of non-renewal of  recognition  of  several  medical

colleges, our citizens would be deprived of a good number of physicians  and

therefore, we are constrained to pass this order,  whereby  at  least  there

would be some increase in the number of physicians  after  five  years.   

We

are running against time because the last  date  for  giving  admissions  to

MBBS Course for the academic year 2014-15 is 30th September, 2014.

We also desire to reconsider the directions  given  by  this  Court  in  the

judgment of Priya Gupta v. State of Chhattisgarh [(2012) 7 SCC 433], but  at

this juncture, as we do  not  have  sufficient  time  to  decide  all  these

petitions finally, we are passing this interim order  and  the  matter  with

regard to reconsideration of the aforestated judgment  would  be  considered

while finally disposing of this group of petitions. =

Notwithstanding any direction given in the case of Priya Gupta  (supra),  if

undertakings as stated hereinabove are filed by  the  institutions  managing

medical colleges for the academic year 2014-15, admissions  shall  be  given

to the students from the merit list prepared by the States  and  they  shall

be charged fees prescribed by  the  Government  Medical  Colleges  of  their

respective States.

The State Authorities, i.e., the Directorate  of  Medical

Education & Research, of the  respective  States  shall  send  students,  in

order of their merit, to the medical colleges run by the petitioners,  which

are situated within their States, within one week from the date  of  receipt

of a copy of this order and the said students shall be admitted to the  MBBS

Course in accordance with the rules and regulations  of  the  MCI  and  also

regulations dated  16.04.2010  framed  by  the  Medical  Council  of  India,

provided undertakings  as  mentioned  above  are  filed  on  behalf  of  the

concerned institutions.

It is also clarified that there would be no further counselling  in  respect

of the students who are to be given admission, even if it might result  into

some heart burning among other students, but in the peculiar  facts  of  the

case, we give this direction.

In no case, the admission shall be given after 30th  September,  2014.  

This

order shall also apply  to  all  the  institutions  which  had  filed  their

petitions earlier for renewal of their recognition  for  the  academic  year

2014-15, but  their  petitions  were  rejected  or  withdrawn  for  whatever

reason,  provided  undertakings  as  stated   hereinabove   are   filed   by

President/Chairman and  the  Secretary  of  those  institutions.

All  those

petitions shall be deemed to have been  revived  and  this  order  shall  be

deemed to have been passed in those cases also.  This order  shall  only  be

in respect of renewal of recognition and  not  for  creation  of  additional

seats or for new colleges.

We also record that the Union of India has supported the petitioners in  the

interest of students.  We also direct  the  Union  of  India  to  give  wide

publicity to this order  in  print  as  well  as  electronic  media  in  the

interest of the concerned students.

It is directed that the list of students getting admission in  pursuance  of

this order shall be placed on record of this Court by 1st October,  2014  by

the concerned institutions and a copy thereof shall  also  be  sent  to  the

MCI.

These matters shall  be  treated  as  part-heard  and  shall  be

notified for further hearing in the month of December, 2014.

2014- Sept.Month – http://judis.nic.in/supremecourt/filename=41936

REPORTABLE
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL ORIGINAL/APPELLATE JURISDICTION

WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 469 OF 2014

HIND CHARITABLE TRUST SHEKHAR HOSPITAL
PVT. LTD. PETITIONER(s)

VERSUS

UNION OF INDIA & ORS. RESPONDENT(s)
WITH
W.P.(C) No. 700/2014
W.P.(C) No. 705/2014
W.P.(C) No. 706/2014
W.P.(C) No. 707/2014
SLP(C) No. 21765/2014
SLP(C) No. 22755/2014
SLP(C) No. 22756/2014
SLP(C) No. 22757/2014
SLP(C) No. 22758-22759/2014
SLP(C) No. 22974/2014
W.P.(C) No. 784/2014
SLP(C) No. 23512/2014
SLP(C) No. 23777/2014
W.P.(C) No. 757/2014
W.P.(C) No. 799/2014
SLP(C) No. 22785/2014
SLP(C) No. 23476/2014
SLP(C) No. 23547/2014
SLP(C) No. 24150-24151/2014
SLP(C) No. 24154/2014
T.P.(C) No. 1217/2014
SLP(C) No. 24665/2014
SLP(C) No. 24913/2014
W.P.(C) No. 819/2014
SLP(C) No. 24686/2014
SLP(C) No. 25763/2014
O R D E R

Heard the learned senior counsel appearing for both the sides.
Looking at the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case and,
especially, when several seats for medical admission are likely to remain
vacant for the academic year 2014-15, we are of the view that these matters
require urgent consideration and we are giving these interim directions
under the provisions of Article 142 of the Constitution of India.
There is one more reason for passing this interim order. We are conscious
of the fact that number of physicians in our country is much less than what
is required and because of non-renewal of recognition of several medical
colleges, our citizens would be deprived of a good number of physicians and
therefore, we are constrained to pass this order, whereby at least there
would be some increase in the number of physicians after five years. We
are running against time because the last date for giving admissions to
MBBS Course for the academic year 2014-15 is 30th September, 2014.
We also desire to reconsider the directions given by this Court in the
judgment of Priya Gupta v. State of Chhattisgarh [(2012) 7 SCC 433], but at
this juncture, as we do not have sufficient time to decide all these
petitions finally, we are passing this interim order and the matter with
regard to reconsideration of the aforestated judgment would be considered
while finally disposing of this group of petitions.
It has been submitted on behalf of the learned senior counsel appearing for
all the petitioners/ respondents, who are managing medical colleges, that
the defects which had been recorded at the time of the last inspection by
the representatives of the Medical Council of India have been duly
rectified and at present, the defects pointed out in the reports do not
exist. The said fact can be ascertained only by having a fresh Compliance
Verification/Inspection. However, the stand taken by the Central
Government and the Medical Council of India is to the effect that no such
inspection can be undertaken in the present academic session because of
paucity of time and it would violate the time schedule laid down by this
Court in the case of Priya Gupta (supra).
The learned senior counsel appearing for the Medical Council of India has
also submitted that the petitioners do not have any legal right for getting
renewal of the recognition, especially in view of the fact that the
Verification/Inspection Reports are not available for the period in
question. The learned senior counsel has relied upon some of the Judgments
to substantiate his case and according to him, it would not be just and
proper to permit the said medical colleges to take fresh batch of students.
Looking at the peculiar facts of the case and the circumstances stated
hereinabove, we direct the petitioners to file undertakings by
President/Chairman and Secretary of the petitioners’ institutions running
medical colleges within 10 days from today, to the effect that there is no
defect in the medical colleges run by them and they would also state that
their deposit with the MCI, which is around Rs.10 crores, be forfeited by
way of penalty if the statement made in the undertaking is found to be
incorrect at the time of the next inspection. A draft undertaking has been
given to this Court. A copy of the undertaking, which might be filed by
the institutions, shall be served upon the office of the Medical Council of
India as well as to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of
India, New Delhi.

We also record the fact that in the recent past, the Medical Council of
India has renewed recognition of Government Medical Colleges on the basis
of undertakings and therefore, we see no reason not to permit the private
colleges to admit students on the basis of undertakings given by their
office bearer as a special case.

Notwithstanding any direction given in the case of Priya Gupta (supra), if
undertakings as stated hereinabove are filed by the institutions managing
medical colleges for the academic year 2014-15, admissions shall be given
to the students from the merit list prepared by the States and they shall
be charged fees prescribed by the Government Medical Colleges of their
respective States. The State Authorities, i.e., the Directorate of Medical
Education & Research, of the respective States shall send students, in
order of their merit, to the medical colleges run by the petitioners, which
are situated within their States, within one week from the date of receipt
of a copy of this order and the said students shall be admitted to the MBBS
Course in accordance with the rules and regulations of the MCI and also
regulations dated 16.04.2010 framed by the Medical Council of India,
provided undertakings as mentioned above are filed on behalf of the
concerned institutions.
It is also clarified that there would be no further counselling in respect
of the students who are to be given admission, even if it might result into
some heart burning among other students, but in the peculiar facts of the
case, we give this direction.
In no case, the admission shall be given after 30th September, 2014. This
order shall also apply to all the institutions which had filed their
petitions earlier for renewal of their recognition for the academic year
2014-15, but their petitions were rejected or withdrawn for whatever
reason, provided undertakings as stated hereinabove are filed by
President/Chairman and the Secretary of those institutions. All those
petitions shall be deemed to have been revived and this order shall be
deemed to have been passed in those cases also. This order shall only be
in respect of renewal of recognition and not for creation of additional
seats or for new colleges.
We also record that the Union of India has supported the petitioners in the
interest of students. We also direct the Union of India to give wide
publicity to this order in print as well as electronic media in the
interest of the concerned students.
It is directed that the list of students getting admission in pursuance of
this order shall be placed on record of this Court by 1st October, 2014 by
the concerned institutions and a copy thereof shall also be sent to the
MCI.
These matters shall be treated as part-heard and shall be
notified for further hearing in the month of December, 2014.
…………………..J.
[ANIL R. DAVE ]
…………………..J.
[VIKRAMAJIT SEN]
…………………..J.
[UDAY UMESH LALIT]

New Delhi;
September 18, 2014.

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