High Court Orders A Medical College To Pay Rs 25 Lakh Each To 150 Students For Wrongful Admissions

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The Allahabad High Court, Lucknow bench has reprimanded the Dr MC Saxena Medical College for wrongly admitting around 150 students in MBBS course 2015-16.

State counsel Sanjay Bhasin said the college had no affiliation or recognition of Medical Council of India (MCI) and 150 students were wrongly admitted without proper counselling, in a process which was “neither transparent nor fair”.

As per the court verdict came on Monday, the Dr MC Saxena Medical College was directed to pay a sum of Rs 25 lakh each to every student for the damage caused by the college.

Management to pay Rs 25 lakh each to 150 students:

  • Following the verdict, the management of the college will deposit the entire amount with the director general of medical education in two-month times.
  • The director general, after careful verification, will disburse the amount to the students.
  • “This court is constrained to observe that there has been a wilful disobedience by the respondent medical college of the orders passed by the apex court, which is nothing but an interference with the administration of justice. Disobedience of an order of a court, which is wilful, shakes the very foundation of the judicial system and can erode the faith and confidence reposed by the people in the judiciary, and undermines the rule of law,” said the court.
  • It further observed that the medical college had shown “scant respect” to the order passed by the highest court of the country and proceeded, under haste, to impart medical education to the petitioners in the first year MBBS course, possibly to make an “unlawful gain, adopting unhealthy practices”.

Student wishes to appear in first year MBBS exams:
The students filed a petition to allow them to appear in the first year MBBS exam 2015-16. The court however refused to comply by the petition filed by the aggrieved students and dismissed the writ petition which sought for relief.

In the judgment delivered by Justice Devendra Kumar Arora, the six writ petitions moved by the students were dismissed.

News Source: India Today

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