The Kerala High Court on Monday issued notices to Central government and the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) seeking a directive to the CBI to probe into the alleged maladministration and corruption in the Dental Council of India.
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice A M Shaffique issued the directive on a petition filed by former member of Dental Council of India
Dr Shaji K Joseph, Kottayam. The petitioners alleged that the president and certain members of the dental council amassed more than `50 crore as gratification for granting permission for 1,187 new postgraduate seats for the academic year 2012-13 from the private managements.
The seats were granted without full-time faculties and infrastructure facilities in the private institutions, counsel for the petitioner K Radhakrishnan said.
The petitioners also challenged the amendments in the regulations of the Dental Council of India by reintroducing the four-plus-one system for BDS in place of the five-year integrated system introduced in 2007. It is alleged that there is corruption in the reintroduction of the new system.
The change is brought to abet the private managements. The private managements are not paying the internship fee to the students, the petitioner pointed out. The court also issued notices to DCI president Dr Dibyendu Mazumder, vice-president Dr Mahesh Verma and other members.