BHOPAL : Private medical colleges are finding it difficult to identify the agency to conduct DMAT online. Jabalpur High Court had issued directives to conduct DMAT online.

Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges (APDMC), Madhya Pradesh is now going to request the High Court to decide agency for online examination. The High Court had directed APDMC to select a company having a turnover of Rs 50 crore. The companies are dragging their feet in conducting the exam. Tata Consultancy Services, amidst controversies over DMAT, wish to keep itself away from DMAT.

Another company is associated with Vyapam while yet another company has sought six months time to conduct DMAT. The agencies which APDMC has suggested are not having a turnover of Rs 50 crore. ADPMC is now going to put up details of agencies conducting online examination before the High Court so that the latter could finalise the examination agency.

State government against holding the exam

The state government, after adverse remarks by the Supreme Court and High Court on DMAT examination, is also against DMAT examination. The state government has filed a reply in the Supreme Court over DMAT and it has submitted that DMAT examination was stopped. The government had informed the High Court and the Supreme Court that it is not in favour of conducting DMAT examination and it has no objection over investigations into DMAT. Anand Rai had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking CBI probe into DMAT issue. The state government has made up its mind not to oppose the probe. The Supreme Court had allowed Private Medical Colleges to fill up 50 per cent of their seats through DMAT examination. Congress and whistleblower have claimed that a scam had taken place in DMAT.

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