Agartala, September 26 : Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has assured to reconsider the admission of 348 students in nursing courses in well equipped colleges who have proper affiliation of Indian Nursing Council.
‘If time permits we will try to ensure that the students can be admitted’, he told the state assembly on Monday. He was responding to a call attention notice jointly given by MLA Diba Chandra Hrangkhawal and Prajit Sinha Roy.
He said this time the colleges will not be selected only on the basis of papers submitted by them.
Selection will be done after physical verification and obtaining necessary information.
Earlier the government has decided not to sponsor any student for nursing courses this year. The decision was taken after serious irregularities were detected in selection of colleges where the students will be sent for study nursing. It was found that none of the nine collages have hospital of their own which is a mandatory condition for selection and some of them don’t have necessary affiliation of the Indian Nursing Council. All the colleges also have dearth of other infrastructural facilities like hostel, class room and faculty.
The students belonging to SC,ST,OBC and Minority communities are being sent for nursing courses under a centrally sponsored scheme fully funded by the central government.
The Trimool Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman first brought the irregularities in the fore and alleged large scale corruption behind it. The state government also admitted the irregularities and decided not to sponsor any of the students this year.
It sparked off serious reaction as the students fall victim for no fault on their part. The Trimool Congress Chatra Parishad launched a state wide agitation demanding that the state government must take responsibility for their admission. It also demanded investigation over how these colleges were selected.