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Revenue secy impleaded in petition over MBBS admission of other State students

The Madras High Court has impleaded the revenue secretary as a party-respondent in a writ petition challenging the admission of students from other states in medical colleges in Tamil Nadu on the basis of the dual nativity certificates produced by them.

Published: 04th November 2017 03:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2017 08:39 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has impleaded the revenue secretary as a party-respondent in a writ petition challenging the admission of students from other states in medical colleges in Tamil Nadu on the basis of the dual nativity certificates produced by them.

“Since the nativity certificates are issued by the tahsildars, who come under the Revenue department, the Revenue secretary is impleaded in the case,” Justice N Kirubakaran said on Friday.

The judge also directed the secretary of the selection committee to produce the entire files relating to the selected candidates and posted the matter for further hearing on November 6 along with similar petitions.
The bench was admitting a writ petition from R Neeraj Kumar of Ayanavaram, who had been admitted in the first-year MBBS course in the KAP Viswanathan Medical College in Tiruchy, seeking to transfer him to any other government medical college in Chennai.

According to the petitioner, in the medical colleges in Chennai alone, 104 candidates from other states got admissions. The figure was a whopping 440 in the whole State. The students from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry had been included in the merit list of Tamil Nadu and given seats on the basis of the dual nativity certificates produced by them. They had misled the selection committee. “If the authorities have done the selection process scrupulously, this sort of error or fraud would not have occurred,” the petitioner contended.

Alleging a mockery of the admission of medical seats, the petitioner said that due to the casual attitude of the authorities, the petitioner and other eligible candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu were deprived of their right and they were allotted seats in the medical colleges situated outside Chennai city. He said he had already submitted a letter to transfer him to a government medical college in the city. As there was no response, he preferred the present petition.

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