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Indore: NEET counselling begins, several candidates object DME decision

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Indore: The first round of NEET post graduate and second round of NEET master in dental surgery counselling and admission process have started in the state from Thursday. It is being re-conducted after High Court Jabalpur squashed the process earlier this month. Some candidates have objected to the DME decision. The HC notice has been challenged in the Supreme Court and the hearing is scheduled for Friday.

Some other candidate have objected to the move and demanded candidates who have got PG admission elsewhere should be debarred from the process. Under normal process, if a candidate takes admission and forges his seat, a bond of Rs 10 lakh is forfeited and candidate is debarred.

Sources said that many candidates who got admission through all India quota, consider their chances for a better seat in Madhya Pradesh. Around 315 admissions were cancelled after regular counselling for PG seats in MP.  It came after in-service government doctors challenged state government policy for limiting benefit of PG admission. Only 89 blocks comprising of mostly tribal areas qualified for additional points for admission to PG diploma courses. In-service doctors served about three years in remote areas of MP to avail the benefit for a specialist degree. For every year they will get 10 marks, but only 30 marks can be given to the candidate. “As things stand, our process began after all India counselling second round. In this unseen circumstance, we have permitted all candidates to appear,” clarified DME commissioner Manish Rastogi. Whereas, DME is running against time to complete the counselling process. Last date of completing admissions is May 31, as directed by the SC.