SC invalidates domicile rule for PG medical seats
What has happened?
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared invalid a Karnataka government condition restricting postgraduate admissions for medical and dental government quota seats to students with minimum 10 years domicile in the State.
Modify info bulletin
- SC directed Karnataka to amend and modify the information bulletin jointly issued by the State Directorate of Medical Education and Karnataka Examinations Authority on March 10.
- The court ordered the State to re-publish the calendar of events in terms of the judgment and complete the entire process within the timeline stipulated by the regulatory authorities.
Plea by 44 doctors
- The judgment was based on a petition filed by 44 doctors, who did their MBBS/BDS courses from Karnataka and have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduation (NEET-PG) 2018 with high merit and are aspiring for admission to PG courses in the State.
- The court said the domicile condition of 10 years bars even students who completed their MBBS and BDS from colleges in Karnataka to compete for government quota seats.