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Govt puts on hold Postgraduate Medical examination results

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 1 (UNI) The government today put on hold the results of the All India Postgraduate Medical examination, declared recently, due to allegations of massive cheating, and handed over the case to CBI for inquiry.

The counseling sessions, which were scheduled for March 3, have been postponed and students have been asked not to undertake any journey for the purpose.

An official statement said aspirants had alleged widespread malpractice in examination centres in Chennai.

It was also alleged that there was a paper leak at the same centre.

''The matter is being handed over to CBI for investigation and report,'' it added.

The rules and regulations of the examination are specified by the government and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said, ''We have looked into some of the applicants who have scored high rankings and we found some issues in them. So we have informed the CBI to inquire and take necessary action.'' The entrance examination is conducted exclusively for admission to 25 per cent of seats of various postgraduate courses (MD/Ms/Diploma) in various medical colleges and MDS courses against open seat as specified in the directives of the Supreme Court.


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