BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): The Supreme Court ordered the state government to allow admission by allocating a seat in the PG (Obstetrics and Gynecology) course at Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal to a female doctor who served in tribal and Naxalite villages for over 11 years. The Division Bench of Judge DY Chandrachud and Judge Surya Kant issued the order in this regard.
Dr Rajni Shende had approached the Supreme Court after being denied redress by the High Court of Madhya Pradesh where she approached to claim an incentive benefit of 30% booking and 30% incentive notes made available to all these doctors in service by the state government. The court found that the female doctor was eligible and entitled to the benefit of the reservation and incentive notes.
Lawyers Siddharth R Gupta, who appeared on behalf of Dr Shende, said: ‘It is the policy of the State of the MP to award 30% incentive marks as well as a separate 30% booking benefit to doctors who have served in inland, remote, rural and hardship areas of the state for a minimum of 3 years.
ì The petitioner has worked in the Backward Tribal Areas and Naxalite Villages of MP State for over 11 years but was denied the benefit of a booking and incentive notes solely on the grounds that her certificate of no -objection (NOC) by the department was not conveyed in time to the counseling authority,” added Attorney Gupta.
The female doctor had applied to the High Court but the court refused her the benefit on the technical ground of the late transmission of the NOC by her employing service.
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Posted: Tuesday April 19th 2022, 00:32 IST