HC dismisses medical college’s request for NMC approval of PG Medical courses
The Telangana High Court has recently dismissed a plea filed by a medical college seeking permission from the National Medical Commission (NMC) to run postgraduate medical courses for the coming academic year. The NMC had withdrawn the letter of permission granted to the college after it submitted seven fake bank guarantee documents from the Bank of Baroda.
The college management had approached the High Court, claiming that the fraud was committed by the consultant with whom the college had an agreement and that the college had submitted genuine guarantees to the NMC. However, the High Court’s single judge bench rejected the plea.
The college then approached the division bench of the High Court. The counsels appearing on behalf of the college and the NMC submitted their respective arguments before the court. The NMC counsel brought to the court’s attention that the college had admitted students to the last academic year on the basis of fake bank guarantees.
The division bench of the High Court, comprising Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice N. Tukaramji, rejected the plea of the medical college after considering the submissions of both parties. This decision highlights the importance of obtaining the necessary permission from the NMC in order to maintain the quality of medical education in the country