COVID-19 pandemic taken advantage of to stage-manage and fill medical seats with unmeritorious candidates: Madras High Court orders CB-CID probe

"During this academic year, the pandemic has been taken advantage of to stage-manage and fill up nearly 74 seats with unmeritorious candidates", the Court said.
COVID-19 pandemic taken advantage of to stage-manage and fill medical seats with unmeritorious candidates: Madras High Court orders CB-CID probe
Justice Anand Venkatesh, judge of the Madras High Court

Opining that there appeared to be a larger design to give medical college seats to unmeritorious candidates who were able to pull strings, the Madras High Court has ordered a CB-CID inquiry into whether there was a conspiracy between the Directorate of Medical Education and self-financing colleges in the filling up of stray vacancies this year.

While dealing with petitions by medical candidates aggrieved over their being denied allotment into PG medical courses after mop-up counselling in various self-financing medical colleges, Justice Anand Venkatesh took critical note that candidates who had obtained less marks had been given the medical seats.

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