SC allows MCI appeal to extend medical admission deadlines

SC allows MCI appeal to extend medical admission deadlines
Team Careers360 | Jun 9, 2020 - 2:18 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) has allowed the request filed by the Board of Governors (BoG) in supersession of Medical Council of India (MCI) requesting for extension of due dates related to course applications and PG medical admissions.

The bench comprises Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Navin Sinha & Justice B.R. Gavai on June 8, 2020, passed judgement in the favour of MCI, granting permission for extension for PG medical admissions and inspections in super speciality courses and granting permission/renewal/ recognition for MBBS courses in the colleges of India.

As per Indian Legal Live report, while approving the MCI application, the judge panel mentioned that,“Needless to say the AIIMS and the PGI (for the examination held in July) shall also follow 10 the schedule on letter and spirit”. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, MCI regulations could not follow the earlier apex court decision of February 20, 2018, in which the authorities had specified the time deadline for completion of MBBS, PG medical and Super-Speciality admissions in the country.

BoG MCI requests MCI for extension in medical admissions
Earlier on May 28, 2020, to have leverage on the due dates of deadlines related to course applications and PG medical admissions due to the lockdown scenario in the country, MCI had filed three applications relating to the matter.

  • Extension of the last date of LOP (Letter of Permission) for MBBS from May 31 to August 31, 2020 under section 10A of the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1956 for the Academic Session 2020-21;

  • Extension of the last date for issuance of LOP (Letter of Permission) for Super Specialty Courses under section 10A of the IMC Act, 1956 for the Academic Year 2020-21 from May 31 to July 15, 2020.

  • Extension of the last date for admission in Post Graduate courses (PG Broad Specialty) from May 31 to July 31, 2020.


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