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FMGE 2021: Delhi High Court issues notice to NBE, NMC seeking Reply on Doctor's Plea Challenging Charges Imposed for Postponing Test

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jul 2021 7:07pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary FMGE 2021: Delhi High Court issues notice to NBE, NMC seeking Reply on Doctor's Plea Challenging Charges Imposed for Postponing Test

On Monday (July 12, 2021), the Delhi High Court sought the government's response to a petition filed by doctors challenging the imposition of costs and certain adverse observations made by the court while dismissing their petition seeking to postpone the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) screening test due to COVID-19.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notices to the National Board of Examination (NBE) and National Medical Commission (NMC) on the doctors' appeal, while emphasizing that the petitioner, the Association of MD Physicians, must first deposit Rs 25,000 with the Registrar General.

"This notice is issued on the condition that the appellant deposit the cost with the Registrar General of this court within three weeks of today. If deposited, the amount must be accepted by the Registrar General and placed in a six-month fixed deposit with a nationalized bank ", the bench stated that the matter would be heard on August 27, 2021.

The petitioner association has filed an appeal against a single judge's June 11, 2021, order imposing a fee of Rs 25,000 and making certain remarks while dismissing the petition seeking to postpone the June 18, 2021 exam.

During the hearing, advocate Adit S Pujari, who represented the association, stated that the single judge had held them for forum shopping, but the relief sought before the Supreme Court and the high court were different.

He stated that the doctors had sought to postpone the exam before a single judge of… Continue Reading...


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