The Madhya Pradesh High Court last week held that since there is no fundamental right to pursue post-graduation medical education, specially in Government colleges where higher education is subsidised, it is obligatory for the students to execute bond to render services at government hospitals for a stipulated period at the time of their admission.
In October, 2019, an advertisement was published with regard to PG Courses and petitioner appeared in the NEET Examination and secured 7888 rank. The counselling for the aforesaid PG Courses was to be started from 12.3.2020 to 22.3.2020. As per the direction of Dean, GRMC Gwalior, the petitioner was ready and willing to submit his as well as his parent's affidavits in terms of the instructions issued by the DME on 25.2.2020.
The counsel for the petitioner further advanced that he has submitted a representation that if the petitioner is allotted a seat in MS Orthopedics in the counselling then the bond period which has been given by the petitioner may be extended for a period of more than two years but no decision till yet has been taken on the said representation.
Per Contra, the counsel appearing for the respondents have opposed the prayer and submitted that the petitioner is at fault. He has neither fulfilled the conditions of bonds executed on various occasions nor deposited any money as per the bond requirement.
The first bond was executed by the petitioner when he took admission in MBBS in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur in the year 2008-2013. Thereafter the petitioner executed a second bond at the time of admission in PG Diploma Course in the year 2014 but till date he has neither complied with the bond conditions nor deposited any amount of bond.
Denying any relief to the petitioner, the court dismissed the writ petition.
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