Wrong policy of Himachal Congress increasing resentment among youth : Dhumal


By : Mohan Verma

Leader of opposition and ex-chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal yesterday alleged that wrong policy of Virbhadra’s Congress government in Himachal is increasing resentment among youth, especially among those who are aspirants for professional education.

Accusing Mr. Singh’s rule responsible for MCI decision to reduce MBBS seats in Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla and Dr. Rajinder Prasad Medical College Tanda in Kangra district. Mr. Dhumal alleged that his government had worked hard to increase number of MBBS seats from 65 each to 100 each in both medical colleges.

“State government did not address the concern of MCI, which reduced the seats to 65 each,” Mr. Dhumal said in a press statement issued on Monday.

The incumbent regime remained fail to keep the pace of development, which now become burden for the people especially the youth as the resentment exist among them, two time former chief minister alleged.

“In order to increase the MBBS seats, former BJP rule had followed all conditions imposed by Medical Council of India and it was increased as after facilities in both medical colleges had elevated to the MCI norms,” he argued.

MCI is autonomous body and blaming Narinder Kumar Modi government for the same could not justify to put bonus of its own mistake to centre as state government was guilty for noncompliance of its norms.

During the tenure of last BJP rule MS (Master of Surgery) and MD (Doctor of Medicine) seats at IGMC were only 39 since 1974, which had increased to 149 in both medical colleges, creating 4 additional seats for super specialty courses, he claimed.

Students admitted under technical education in the state were also feeling the burn of this rule as they have no bright future under it.

Mr. Dhumal charged that state government seemed keen to withdraw the affiliation of private institutions set up in the state to stop draining out of students to seek degrees and diplomas from outside of the state in engineering and technical education.

He pointed out that career of other youth getting formal education in the colleges are equally worst as Mr. Singh’s government adopted RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) system in hurry without creating sufficient infrastructure also opposed by students at large.

In similar statement recently released, former health minister Rajiv Bindal alleged that former Dhumal’s government worked hard to increase number of MBBS seats from 65 each to 100 but now MCI has reduced it to 115 from 200.

Previous articleTwo more bodies found, five students still missing : Beas tragedy
Next articleRaj day town face no dearth of food items : District Administration

No posts to display