BHOPAL : After AFRC slapping a whopping fine of Rs 13.10 crore on six private colleges for fraudulently admitting students on state quota seats in the session 2013-14, the State government wants to probe the entire medical admission fraud since 2009. But it is not providing the list of students admitted in the private colleges to the AFRC.
State medical education department has written to Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC), a statutory body, to detect all admissions made on state quota seats from 2008-09 to 2012-2013 by private colleges.
At the same time, the government sent a letter to medical council of India (MCI) to submit the list of students admitted in last six years in six private colleges in Madhya Pradesh after the issue created a huge controversy and put the government’s top functionaries on the dock. DME Dr SS Kushwah said the letter had been sent to AFRC for probing admissions since 2009.
The probe, however, is lingering as the AFRC does not have the list of admitted students by private colleges – Aurobindo Institute of medical Science, Indore, Chirayu Medical College and Research Centre, Bhopal, Index Medical College
& Research Centre, Indore, LN Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Bhopal, People’s College of medical Science, Bhopal and RD Gardi Medical College of Ujjain.
The directorate of medical education did not provide it even though it is the competent authority, according to the MCI guideline, to verify the students and send their names for registration.
Sources said the private colleges had sent list of these students to the MCI and the list carries signature of DME officials as well. Recently, AFRC has found 198 admissions made by private colleges in 2013-14 on seats of state quota on their own and had decided to impose fine of Rs ten lakh for admission through other than PMT and Rs five lakh for admission through PMT. The Supreme Court had given an interim order to private colleges to share half of seats, excluding 15 percent NRI seats, with the state government to fill through State PMT in 2008. Private colleges, as per complaints, filled state quota seats, on their own through PMT and other entrance tests and denied admissions to those candidates who were allotted by DME under state quota.