Judge ‘cor­rects’ his bench or­der

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - NATION - Jee­van Prakash Sharma Jee­van.Sharma@htlive.com

NEW DELHI: One judge of a twom­em­ber Al­la­habad high court bench made hand writ­ten cor­rec­tions to its own or­der to al­low a med­i­cal col­lege in Ut­tar Pradesh to ad­mit stu­dents for 2017-18, show court doc­u­ments in pos­ses­sion of HT.

The high court’s re­vised or­der on Septem­ber 4 came eight days af­ter the Supreme Court barred it from al­low­ing the Luc­know­based GCRG In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Science to ad­mit fresh stu­dents for the aca­demic ses­sion 2017-18.

The Med­i­cal Coun­cil of In­dia (MCI), the coun­try’s med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion reg­u­la­tor, had moved the top court against the high court’s re­vised or­der, passed three days af­ter the orig­i­nal or­der.

“I am at my home­town right now to at­tend a puja. I will reach Luc­know on Oc­to­ber 2. I will talk then,” jus­tice Narayan Shukla told HT when reached on phone. The other judge, Viren­dra Ku­mar, re­fused to com­ment.

The orig­i­nal or­der of Septem­ber 1, signed by both judges, had asked the MCI and the state gov­ern­ment to al­low the GCRG In­sti­tute to ad­mit will­ing stu­dents “within the pre­scribed time frame”. The SC had ear­lier set Au­gust 31 as the cut-off date for ad­mis­sions to med­i­cal col­leges in the coun­try. On Septem­ber 4, jus­tice Shukla made a cor­rec­tion by hand in the or­der to say, “the re­spon­dents (state govt/MCI) shall forth­with make avail­able and per­mit the stu­dents will­ing to take admission in pe­ti­tioner col­lege (GCRC) within the pre­scribed time frame, ie, till 5th Sep 2017”.

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