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MCI reluctant to increase seats of IGGMC, Akola GMC

Nagpur Sep  10  
MCI files SLP against HC\'s August 28 order relating to more seats at IGMC, Med. college Akola Staff Reporter Medical Council of India (MCI) has approached the Supreme Court against the order of Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court dated August 28, asking it to sympathetically consider the issue of increasing intake of IGGMC (Nagpur) and Akola GMC by 50 seats each. The special leave petition has been filed before the Apex Court and matter will come up for hearing next week. In view of this development, a division bench consisting of Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Z A Haq has postponed the hearing of a PIL filed by C H Sharma and others. Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court in its order dated August 28 had noted that main deficiency pointed out regarding the IGGMC not having girls\' hostel and multi-purpose buildings, had already been removed and directed the Chief Secretary to tell the MCI that these buildings have come up and these will be put to use ‘immediately’. Regarding the GMC, Akola, reason for not increasing its intake from 100 to 150 has been that the said College has not completed 10 years of existence, which is short by few days only. Therefore, the High Court had directed the State Govt. to re-submit proposal for increase in intake at the College in Akola, on or prior to August 30 next and had asked MCI to consider these proposals sympathetically and in the light of undertaking to be submitted by the State Government. The Court had asked the MCI to take positive view, keeping in mind the wider interest of the students in this region. According to sources, the Chief Secretary had furnished the undertaking on August 30 and MCI considered the proposal of Akola GMC, but was not inclined to revisit the case of IGGMC due to persistent failure of State Government to honour its commitment to undertake modernisation. According to Amicus Curiae Jugalkishor Gilda, the IGGMC had lost 50 MBBS seats offered by Central Government as one-time measure to all 10 years old Government run Medical Colleges with intake of 100 seats, because its modernisation process turned out to be a non-starter. Through its order of August 28 last, the Court had also given expression to its considered view that \"the officers of the State Govt. have committed contempt of this Court by not complying with an undertaking given to the Court reflected in the order of the HC of September 22, 2010. In view of this, the Court had issued notice to the State Chief Secretary and the Principal Secretaries of the Medical Education, Finance and Public Works Departments to explain as to why no action for contempt of Court should be taken against them.

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 May  20  Principal Correspondent
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Govt agencies’ nod needed to acquire their lands for Metro Rail project

 May  20  Staff Reporter
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Kurve takes over as new Collector; moves Metro Rail files on Day One

 May  20  Staff Reporter
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It’s 470 Celsius, heat wave at its peak in Vid

 May  20  Staff Reporter
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It’s 470 Celsius, heat wave at its peak in Vid

 May  20  Staff Reporter
After many spells of hailstorm and rainfall, the scorching summer is getting intensified in Vidarbha. With mercury touching the 47 degree celsius mark on Wednesday, the city recorded new second ....

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Crime branch sleuths raid timber merchants

 May  20  Staff Reporter
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NMC removes encroachment in busy Sitabuldi market

 May  19  Staff Reporter
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Mercury soars to 46.9 degrees; second highest in the decade

 May  19  Staff Reporter
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 May  19  Staff Reporter
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BJP bags 11 seats in NMAPC, loses three seats due to cross-voting

 May  19  Staff Reporter
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Swedish companies keen to invest in MIHAN

 May  19  Principal Correspondent
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Cancel Dindora Barrage, demands Ahir

 May  19  Staff Reporter
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State Govt offers 1.5 FSI to AIIMS

 May  18  By Vikas Vaidya
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 May  18  By Sudhanshu Bisen
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WCL urges MoD to relocate OF Bhadravati for coal mining

 May  17  Special Correspondent
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Nation capable to defend itself: Parrikar

 May  17  Special Correspondent
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Captive tigress released in Pench

 May  17  Special Correspondent
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Govt likely to conduct its own CET for engineering in 2016

 May  17  Principal Correspondent
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Govt’s ‘no new college’ norm creates confusion

 May  17  By Vikas Vaidya
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Basoli enters into 41st year with fresh colours, new look

 May  17  Staff Reporter
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UGC asks varsities to set up counselling cell

 May  17  Principal Correspondent
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VHA delegation calls on top police officials

 May  17  Principal Correspondent
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RSS pats Modi Govt for its good performance

 May  16  Staff Reporter
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 May  16  By Ajay Mardikar
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 May  16  Special Correspondent
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Amit Shah meets RSS chief

 May  16  Special Correspondent
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Chief Secy commences Geotechnical investigation work of Metro Rail project

 May  16  Staff Reporter
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Jailbreak: Accused duo recreate scene before investigators

 May  16  Staff Reporter
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