Puducherry: AIADMK seeks Lt Governor Kiran Bedi’s intervention on MCI norms

New Delhi:The opposition AIADMK has urged the Lt Governor Kiran Bedi to intervene immediately and ensure that the privately run medical colleges in Union Territory of Puducherry stuck to the norms of Medical Council of India and earmarked 50 percent of the total seats in first MBBS course and also in PG courses under government quota.

A delegation of party legislators led by A.Anbalagan on Thursday called on Bedi at Raj Nivas and handed a memorandum to her bringing to her notice the “irregularities seen in admission of students in the undergraduate and postgraduate streams” in the private medical colleges.

The notification of the MCI should be enforced in letter and spirit and fifty percent quota of seats for government should be ensured without loss of time, it said.

Meanwhile, the AINRC questioned the procedures adopted by the centrally sponsored JIPMER in admission of students to the first MBBS course during the 2016-2017 academic year through online entrance test held on June 5.

AINRC legislator Ashok Anandh said it was really “shocking that JIPMER had held the computer based entrance test for aspirants of medical course in two separate sessions” across the country on June 5. He alleged that there was no transparency in the whole system of admission procedure.