MBBS Fee Structure: HC Upholds AP, TS Decision

the bench felt that there is no basis for the claim of petitoners

Published: 03rd February 2016 04:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2016 04:36 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court upheld the decision of the AP and Telangana governments in amending the rules in fixation of tuition fee structure and implementation of Rule of Reservation for admission into MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2015-16.

The bench comprising Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice A Shankar Narayana was passing the order in a batch of cases filed by BC Samkshema Sangham, AP and others.

The petitioners questioned the impugned GOs, which were issued based on the consensual agreement reached between the state governments and the Private Non-minority Un-aided Colleges Association. They contended that fixation of fee structure was not based on the recommendations made by the Fee Regulatory Committee.

Whereas, the respondent authorities contended that the consensual agreement was entered in view of the judgment of Supreme Court in P A Inamdar’s case for fixing the seat matrix. The impugned GOs is based on the consensual agreement entered into by two state governments with the Association of Colleges. As per Rules, reservation can be given effect to only for the competent authority seats i.e., A-Category (convenor quota) seats, but there is no basis for claiming reservation for B (management quota) and C (NRI quota) category seats, which are to be made by managements of the colleges. Mere issuance of notification by the convenor of EAMCET-2015 will not confer any right on the petitioners so as to plead that the impugned GOs cannot be given effect to for the academic year 2015-16, they submitted.

After hearing the case,  the bench felt that there is no basis for the claim of petitioners. Dismissing the pleas, the bench said, “As there was no fee structure notified by the FRC and more than four months courses are already completed, we find no ground to interfere in the matter at this stage”, the bench observed.

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