The Supreme Court of India in a remarkable judgment has ruled out that the state government has to pay the compensation of Rs. 20 lakh to 21 medical seat aspirants who were denied admissions on alleged malpractices by private colleges. The Supreme Court blamed the state and asked it to pay because of its failure to take necessary action on the students’ complaints.
21 students were denied admissions to various private medical and dental colleges and those candidates who had secured dental seats were not allowed to shift to medicine despite having required scores, in the year 2012. The students then had approached Pravesh Niyantran Samiti, a quasi judicial body, which found out that the institutes were breaching rules for admissions. The Samiti then appealed the government to cancel the admissions in 250 seats from 17 colleges, but it resulted in nothing. They further appealed in Bombay High court and then in Supreme Court on grounds of rightful admissions in the year 2012.
All the 21 students couldn’t take admission that year in MBBS as the government didn’t take any appropriate action when it was needed the most. Hence the Supreme Court while following the matter in detail came to conclusion that the state government is accountable for this delay and they should pay proper compensation to the students.
The judgement could be seen as a remarkable one which could help eradicate the corruption that goes within the MBBS admission racket in private colleges. Those who facilitated admission without even having proper documents and merit would get under scanner post the judgment.