By Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to conduct a second round of counselling to fill the 239 vacant seats in post-graduate medical and dental courses under the 50 percent all India quota.
A bench of Justice Y.K. Sabharwal and Justice P.P. Naolekar passed the order on a petition by candidate Amit Gupta, who had alleged that some all India quota seats that could not be filled in the first counselling were being reverted to the states.
Accepting the suggestion given by Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran and counsel Maninder Singh on behalf of the Medical Council of India, the bench asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to come out with the admission list in three days.
AIIMS had conducted the all India medical entrance test.
The bench said that another 405 candidates would be called for the second round of counselling to fill the 239 vacant seats (of the total 2,700 seats in the all India quota) within 15 days.
If some seats remained vacant after the second counselling, these could be filled under the state quota, the bench said.
The court directed the states to make available to DGHS by June 15 the list of admissions made under the 50 per cent all India quota and the state quota.
The DGHS was directed to file a comprehensive affidavit giving details of the admission by July 15.