Allahabad High Court has ordered the management of Dr. MC Saxena Medical College to pay a compensation of Rs. 25 lakh per student for wrongly admitting them to MBBS course for the academic session 2016-17. The college has to pay the compensation to 150 students.
The court ordered the college authorities to deposit the entire amount in respect of all the 150 students with the Directorate of Medical Education, Uttar Pradesh within two months. The money will be distributed to the candidates by the Director General, Medical Education after due verification.
The court did not grant relief as sought by the petitioners and dismissed all the writ petitions filed by them regarding the issue. The petitioners had requested the court to allow them for the first year MBBS examination for 2015-16. Justice Devendra Kumar Arora delivered the judgement on six writ petitions moved by the students.
State counsel Sanjay Bhasin revealed that the college has neither recognition nor affiliation to the Medical Council of India (MCI). All the 150 students were admitted wrongly without proper counselling that was neither transparent nor fair.
The court has been constrained to observe that there is a willful disobedience by the respondent medical college of the orders passed by the apex court. The court mentioned that the medical college had shown “scant respect” to the order passed by the highest court and proceeded under haste to impart medical education in the first year MBBS course, possibly to make an “unlawful gain, adopting unhealthy practices”.