Parents, Students Body Seek CBI Probe Into CENTAC Fraud

Association alleges seat sale racket by private colleges; seeks intervention of Lt Guv

Published: 28th September 2015 03:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2015 03:28 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY:Not satisfied with the CB-CID investigation ordered into the alleged irregularities in the Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) admission process to MBBS courses and the malpractice resorted to in private medical colleges, the association of students and parents on Sunday sought a CBI inquiry into the matter besides the intervention of Lieutenant Governor Ajay Singh .

Pondicherry State Students and Parents Welfare Association president, Bala alias V Balasubramaniam said that irregularities in the CENTAC selection process and preparation of fake documents to get admissions have already been brought to the notice of the concerned authorities.

But only a CBI probe will unearth the truth and expose the culprits involved, he added.

Saying that a few students, who had secured admissions to MBBS in private medical colleges did not join though their names were in the register, Balasubramaniam alleged that private medical colleges would give a few lakhs to these students and bring their seats under the management quota and sell them for huge sums.

The association leader said that drawing the attention of officials to these grave issues were of no avail as  no firm action has been taken against people, officials and managements allegedly involved in the malpractice, so far.

Recalling the events of last year, he said that several students obtained medical seats through CENTAC by providing fake domicile certificates, and though this was brought to the notice of the authorities, the registration of case was delayed and finally the CID wing initiated action against just seven students. That too was an eye was, he further alleged.

CB-CID registered a criminal case against private medical colleges, after an inordinate delay, on a complaint from Permanent Admission Committee Chairman Justice A C Arumugaperumal Adityan. 

Meanwhile, in a letter to the Union Health Minister, BJP State secretary, V Saminathan, drew his attention to the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), which was issued a show cause notice for not providing 36 per cent of its seats to the UT government to be filled up through CENTAC.

He charged the private medical institution of having cheated  the Puducherry government by promising to part with seats to CENTAC but failed to honour  its word after the number of seats were increased, last year.

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