HC stays amended rule on work experience for in-service doctors

HC stays amended rule on work experience for in-service doctors

 The High Court, on Tuesday, granted stay on the government notification of extending years of work experience from three to five years for in-service doctors to be eligible for PGET (post-graduate entrance test) for medical and dental courses.

Hearing a petition filed by Dr Bheemaraya D, a government doctor, the divison bench comprising Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Justice H S Kempanna granted stay on the amended rule which was notified by the government in November 2013.

The petitioner had challenged the amended Rule 3(2) and 10(1)(a) of PGET rules which increases regular service period from three years to five years as eligibility criteria for taking up PGET for medical and dental courses. The petitioners had contended that three years stipulation was the main incentive for general duty medical officers and taking away the same through an amendment will seriously affect their career prospects. The bench further directed that the department can continue the process of entrance test and the matter is subjected to final result of the writ petition.

State plea

The State government, on Tuesday, filed a writ appeal challenging the High Court’s earlier order to redo the reservation list for posts of presidents, vice presidents, mayors and deputy mayors in urban local bodies.

The government, in its appeal, says if the reservation list has to be re-done it will affect the election process, hence, the single bench order has to be reconsidered. A division bench headed by Chief Justice D H Waghela adjourned the matter.

Earlier this month, a single judge bench, in its order, had directed the government to redo the reservation list in two months. The order was delivered in connection with a batch of petitions that challenged four notifications issued by the government reserving posts of presidents and vice presidents in various Municipal Corporations, City Municipal Councils, Town Municipal Councils and Town Panchayats.

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