Two major allegations of irregularities in the examination evaluation and admission processes at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) have now reached the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
State Medical Education Minister Sharan Parakash Patil has handed over the inquiry to the CID the allegations of tampering of marks cards and blocking of seats in counselling for postgraduate medical courses.
Speaking to Express on Monday, Patil said, “following a complaint from a student, I had ordered an internal inquiry into the alleged blocking of seats in PG counselling. But the report submitted by the director of Medical Education (DME) was inconclusive. So, I decided to go in for a CID inquiry.”
According to the report by the DME, the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences authorities were not cooperating with the inquiry.
“The internal inquiry is essential to take any action. But the report says it is not getting any documents from the University as the officials concerned are not supporting the inquiry,” Patil added. He confirmed that CID would also look into the marks card scam.
However, sources from the Department of Medical Education said it would be difficult to conduct an inquiry as RGUHS had not stored any answer scripts from the past six months.
“They had passed a resolution in the syndicate that they do not have space to keep answer scripts and they can be destroyed after six months,” the sources said.
When asked about this, Patil declared that once an inquiry is initiated, answer scripts cannot be destroyed irrespective of the syndicate resolution.