The local unit of the AIADMK has resolved to move the court to direct the private medical colleges here to allocate 50 per cent of the post-graduate medical seats to the government quota as recommended by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
This resolution was passed at a party meeting here on June 14. The meeting condemned the Puducherry government for not taking any steps to secure even a single seat in the 50 per cent government quota of PG seats from the total of 294 available seats in private medical colleges.
Alleging that the government and administration was supporting the private medical colleges and ‘cheating the students who passed the undergraduate medical course,’ the meeting resolved to move the court after obtaining permission from the AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
The meeting was chaired by senior AIADMK member M Pandurangan. State unit secretary and MLA, A Anbazhagan.
Puducherry Students and Parents Welfare Association leader, Y Bala alias Balasubramani, has brought the issue to the notice of the administration, which is yet to take any steps to get the quota from the private medical colleges.
Puducherry Government Medical Officers Association had also brought up this issue to the notice of the government in the past to establish rights for local undergraduate medical students as per law. There were allegations that the seats were being reportedly sold for exorbitant sums by the private medical institutions.
The AIADMK also urged the government to withdraw the cases filed against the retrenched workers, who were instigated by the Congress party and were lathicharged by the police following their agitation.