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MBBS Graduates Challenge Compulsory Rural Service: Karnataka High Court Issues Notice to Government

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jun 2021 7:21pm

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Recently,  a single bench of the Karnataka High Court comprising Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum issued a notice to the State Government and concerned authorities in a batch of petitions challenging the Compulsory Rural Service.

The petitions have challenged the State Government's June 8 ,2021, notification which asked the 2021 MBBS graduates securing Government seats to register online for the Compulsory Rural Service under provisions of the Karnataka Compulsory Service to Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act 2012 (Compulsory Act).

A petition filed by Dr. Prathana N through advocates Manik B T of Thiru and Thiru Chambers stated that in the case of Bushree Anital Aleem the validity of the said law came to be upheld. Notwithstanding, it was declared that it will be applied prospectively and not retrospectively to students who got admission after 24.07.2015.

Further, in 2019 National Medical Commission Act was established and thus there is a paradigm shift that took place in medical education and the State Governments have lost their rights of regulating the admissions of medical colleges.

Further, it is stated that the notification dated June 6, 2021, stems out of the Compulsory Act which is a nonest law considering the NMC Act.

Another petition filed by Senior Advocate K G Raghvan stated that "Having regard to the content of the National Medical Commission Act the provisions of 2012 act (Karnataka Compulsory Service Training by Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act, 2012 and Rules of 2015) is repugnant to the 2019 Act. If the 2012 Act is… Continue Reading...

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