HC puts hold on Committee's fees for six medical colleges

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Kochi, Sep 2 (UNI) The Kerala High Court today made collection of fees fixed by the P A Mohammed Committee for the six medical colleges, with whom the State Government had entered into an agreement, subject to the disposal of a writ petition.

The interim order was passed by Justice S Sirijagan while hearing a writ petition by Fathima Haneena, a resident of Kozhikode, and two others challenging the fees fixed by the Fee Regulatory Committee headed by Justice P A Mohammed for the six medical colleges.

The court also orally observed that it did not understand the over enthusiasm of the government on the issue.

The petitioner alleged that the agreement went against a Supreme Court judgement on the matter.

The court also observed that the meeting of the Committee at the behest of the state government was illegal.

It may be recalled that the P A Mohammed committee had modified the fee structure for the six medical colleges in the range of Rs 4.37 lakh to Rs 4.71 lakh on August 24.

The state government argued that the petitioner lacked bonafide as Ms Haneena had already secured admission in a medical college, which had not entered into an agreement with the Government, spending close to Rs 3.8 lakh.

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