High Court asks RGUHS to redo merit list

In the merit list prepared by RGUHS for admissions to MD, MS and other post graduate courses for the year 2010-11, doctors working on a contact basis had received four weightage marks for each year of service.

The method of selection was upheld by a single bench and was subsequently challenged by Raghu T Gokhale and 50 others.

Justices Manjula Chellur and B S Patil allowed the appeal in part and ruled that the merit list pertaining to 86 in service candidates to the Department of Health and Family Welfare had to be redone.

This has to be done by adding four weightage marks for each year of service in excess of regular service of five years. This list will include those who were appointed on rural weightage basis and later absorbed. All this is applicable to only those people who did not have a break in their service and the list will exclude those who serve on contract. The High Court has directed that preference should given to candidates who have completed five years of service and if there are any seats vacant, the candidates in the second slabs who have completed four years would be considered.

RGUHS has been directed to make sure that there is smooth reallocation of seats and secure the cooperation of colleges, as admissions have already been completed.

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