HC directs Mah Govt to admit 214 seats on or before May 31

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Mumbai, May 28 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today directed Maharashtra government to admit students to 214 medical post-graduate seats on or before May 31 this year.

While passing the order, a division bench of Justice S C Dharmadhikari and Justice S S Shinde directed the state government to admit students to all 194 seats, which were not recognised, by the Medical Council of India (MCI), and 20 recognised by it by May 31.

Saying other petitions would be heard on June 18, the division bench also directed all concerned parties to file their affidivates in this regard.

Earlier in the day, the state government told the High Court that they were ready to withdraw the impugned circular and restart the admission process for the medical postgradute seats in the state.

On which, the Court asked the state to file its say. Later, in the afternoon session, the state filed an affidavit.

Subsequently, the Court passed the order.

It may recalled that the People Health Organisation (PHO) had filed a public interest iitigation (PIL) in the court demanding an increase in post-graduate seats for medical students.

During the last hearing, the court had expressed its dissatisfaction over undue delay on the part of MCI, in completing the inspection process.

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