MBBS: A course that ‘doctors’ system too

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Jul 2017 11:35:44

Staff Reporter,


July 28

Ongoing admission process in MBBS has brought to light a scope of improvement in the system. Names of some candidates and corresponding roll numbers have allegedly appeared in the list of eligible candidates in more than one State. The possibility of such multi-state domicile is being linked to the fact that the Aadhaar card is presently not linked with domicile certificates issued.

Authorities of the state’s Directorate of Medical Education (DME) have been busy all through the recent past to ensure that the on-line counselling process ends up smoothly and so were there counterparts in the other parts of the country. It was first declared by the state’s DME that the list of the candidates who completed the registration formalities as required included 4856 as domiciled candidates and 4438 as non-domiciled. The MBBS and BDS together makes 500 seats and nearly all the seats have been allotted.

The state’s DME at Raipur and all its counterparts have uploaded their respective list of candidates and seat allotments. In a complaint that has been acknowledged by the state’s DME, it has been alleged by a couple of parents that they have found such candidates whose names and roll numbers have appeared in the list of more than one state. While some of the candidates’ names have appeared in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh list, some others’ names and roll numbers are seen in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra list. The matter raised eyebrows and consequently Chhattisgarh DME has asked the candidates listed by it to give affidavit regarding their domicile, informed sources.

Meanwhile, a parent of one of the candidates of the State, who had come to the DME from Basna, told this newspaper that the form of National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) is linked with Aadhaar so the ‘Munna Bhai’ tactics is nipped in the bud. But, as the domicile certificates are presently not linked with Aadhaar, it makes a scope to show domiciled in more than one state.

The DME sources said that issuing domicile certificate is not a task of this department. It is issued by authorities under Revenue department so the concerned authorities need to be questioned. It is not any new matter that said multi state domicile has come to notice. On condition of anonymity, a Sub-Divisional Officer said that domicile certificates are issued by Tahsildar. He refused to state anything as to whether it is linked or not with Aadhaar. Workers of Public Service Guarantee centre, located at Collectorate premises, said that domicile certificates are presently not linked with Aadhaar.

The DME sources said that Aadhaar is not necessary with NEET. In order to check such tact to secure admission and blocking seats, rules for issuing domicile certificates should be made uniform in the country and the same should be linked with AAdhaar.  An employee of Central Government, presently working in an interior part of the State, came all the way to the DME at Raipur, for admission of his child. Making suggestions, he told this newspaper that domicile certificate should not be asked from Central Government employees. The reservation benefit should be given as per the category in which they are recruited. Information shall be clearly mentioned in brochure, he added.