The Supreme Court of India on Monday has allowed plea filed by Medical Council of India seeking an extension of time to conduct inspections of medical colleges, admission/counselling of students, and to grant permission letters for medical colleges to run.
The case was heard by the bench comprising of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Navin Sinha & Justice B.R. Gavai, wherein the Miscelleneous Application was filed by Medical Council of India seeking for extension of time for admission to PG courses, Extension of time for grant of permission for super speciality courses and Extension of time for grant of permission/renewal/ recognition for MBBS courses in the Colleges of India.
The Medical Council of India on the last date of hearing issued notifications with the previous sanction of the Central Government according to which it amended the “Establishment of Medical College Regulations, 1999”.
Supreme Court approved the same and said that “Needless to say the AIIMS and the PGI (for the examination held in July) shall also follow 10 the schedule on letter and spirit”. Previous date so decided was of 31st may but due to COVID-19 pandemic, Medical Council of India regulations could not be followed.
-India Legal Bureau