As per the bench statement, “In the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case, we extend the time to complete the counselling and to complete the admission process in postgraduate medical and dental courses for the academic year 2019-20 as directed above up to June 4, 2019, failing which a very serious view shall be taken for not complying the interim order passed by this Court in its true spirit,”
The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) cell extension till June 4 to complete the admission process to postgraduate medical courses. A vacation bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justice M R Shah and Justice A S Bopanna, also directed the state government to implement its order of May 30 in its true spirit.
The order comes a day after the Supreme Court said the 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) could not be applied to postgraduate medical courses in Maharashtra for the academic year 2019-20 as the admission process had started long before the provision came into force. Subsequently, the state CET cell cancelled admissions given to postgraduate medical courses under the 10 per cent EWS quota and released a revised merit list on Thursday.However, students in the open category petitioned the court on Friday and stated that the reshuffling of seats was not being done.
Responding to the students’ plea, Nishant R Katneshwarkar, counsel for the Maharashtra government, said it wasn’t possible to reshuffle the entire process as the last date of counselling for admissions was May 31.