SF medical fees: HC dismisses managements’ plea
Kochi: In a relief to the Kerala government, the Kerala High Court has declined to stay the ordinance issued by the government restructuring the fees in self-financing medical colleges and dental colleges.
Dismissing the plea filed by managements, the court further informed that the admission can be conducted on the basis of revised fee.
The court has also expressed discontent over the delay in promulgating the ordinance.
As per the new ordinance, the fee for MBBS general seat was fixed as Rs 5 lakh after effecting a cut of Rs 50,000.
Meanwhile, the fee for NRI seat will continue to remain at Rs 20 lakh.
The revised fee for BDS general and NRI seats are Rs 2.9 lakh and 6 lakh respectively.
The first ordinance issued by government for admission to medical courses mandated a 10-member panel for fixing the fee. Contrary to this, the admission monitoring panel fixed the fess and the aggrieved managements approached the court.
Consequently, the government withdrew the ordinance and promulgated a revised one comprising the condition for fee fixation panel.