SHILLONG, Sept 4 - Meghalaya Government has taken up with its Assam the issue of its 10 medical seats being denied by Assam Government.
The 10 seats were allotted under North Eastern Council (NEC) quota and the students were supposed to get admission in medical colleges in Assam and begin their classes by September 1. However, the same was denied by Assam Government.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said today that he has taken up the matter with his Assam counterpart Sarbananda Sonowal to mutually resolve the matter. �The government has taken a serious note of the medical seats issue which will affect aspiring medical students of the State,� he said.
He informed that he impressed upon Sonowal the urgent need to resolve the issue at the earliest so that the future of the students is not disrupted.
�The Assam CM has assured me that he will talk to his Principal Secretary, Health, to deal with the matter,� the CM said.
Moreover, talks at the Chief Secretary and additional Chief Secretary level are underway to ddress the matter. �We hope that the matter is resolved amicably,� Sangma added.
Moreover, the Meghalaya Government has directed the Chief Secretary to immediately seek legal assistance from the Supreme Court. State Advocate General, BP Todi, and other officials are in New Delhi to file a petition in the Supreme Court on the matter.