From A Correspondent
Shillong, Sept 11: Hearing in Supreme Court on the matter of denial of admission by medical colleges in Assam to students from Meghalaya has been deferred to 15th September. The matter was earlier listed for hearing in the apex court for Monday.
When contacted, Health & Family Welfare Department Secretary Himalaya Shangpliang informed The Sentinel that the matter could not be taken up for hearing on Monday.
“The hearing on the matter has been deferred to 15th September,” Shangpliang informed this correspondent.
The State government has filed the petition urging the Supreme Court to retain the 10 medical reserved seats in Assam allotted to Meghalaya for the past many years.
The Meghalaya government had also prayed for inclusion of Medical Council of India (MCI) as a party in the case. It may be mentioned that four seats each for Meghalaya students were allotted each year in Guwahati Medical College & Hospital and Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh, besides two seats in Silchar Medical College & Hospital.
The Assam government did away with the 2015 rules for admission into MBBS and BDS courses for the academic session this year and, instead, adopted the 2017 rules that did away with 13 seats under the North Eastern Council quota, of which 10 are allotted to Meghalaya, and one each to Aruchal Pradesh, Mizoram and galand.