Shimla: Himachal Pradesh High Court today set aside the recent counselling for post-graduate courses in medical colleges in the state. While hearing a writ petition challenging the counselling pattern for admission in PG courses conducted by medical colleges recently, the division bench comprising Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice RB Mishra set aside the counselling conducted by Himachal Pradesh University and ordered it to conduct re-counseling on last year’s pattern.
The bench while ordering re-counselling, said the university would follow last year’s pattern by conducting counselling specialty-wise as per six-point roaster pattern and also conduct separate counselling for general duty officer (GDOs) and direct candidates. There were 19 PG seats at IG Medical College, Shimla till last year but the Medical Council of India (MCI) permitted increase of 19 more seats from 2010-11 session onwards. Of them, 25 are reserved for GDOs for which only 16 candidates qualified.