GUWAHATI, Aug 30 - The Gauhati High Court today directed the authorities ad interim not to disturb the candidates who have already been admitted to the MBBS and BDS courses in the State�s medical and dental colleges this year.
The directive came after a division bench comprising Chief Justice Ajit Singh and Justice Manojit Bhuyan heard a writ appeal filed by the State of Assam against the judgement passed by the court of a single judge of the high court on August 25 in this connection. The court fixed the case for further hearing on September 4.
The State government preferred the writ appeal against the August 25 judgement passed by the court of Justice Hrishikesh Roy in various writ petitions wherein the Directorate of Medical Education, Assam was directed to follow the Assam (Regulation for Admission into 1st year MBBS /BDS) Rules, 2015 for admission to the MBBS and BDS courses in the current year.
The single-judge court held that the 2015 Rules were in force when the CBSE notification for the NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) was issued. On the contrary, the Admission Rule of 2017 was notified later on.
The State government contended that the candidates, who have already been given admission under the reserved quota and other seats and whose courses have already been started in August, would be adversely affected if the 2015 Rules are to be followed in the admission afresh.