SC Directs Kannur Medical College To Pay One Crore (From Cost) To Kerala Chief Minister’s Flood Relief Fund [Read Order]

SC Directs Kannur Medical College To Pay One Crore (From Cost) To Kerala Chief Minister’s Flood Relief Fund [Read Order]

The Supreme court, on Wednesday, while disposing an SLP filed by Kannur Medical College, directed the College to pay an amount of Rupees One Crore from the cost imposed by the Court to the Chief Minister’s Flood Relief Fund, Kerala.

The bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Indira Banerjee said that the deposit has to be made before 20th September. It also directed the college to also deposit the sum of Rs.10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten Lakhs) with the Supreme Court  Advocates-on-Record Welfare Trust and Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh) with the Supreme Court Bar Association.

The special leave petition filed by the college was disposed of in terms of consent order. The challenge in SLP was against a Kerala High court judgment that had dismissed a writ petition filed by the College.

  • The college was also directed to return the double of the amount than the fees at deposited by each one of 150 students with college, by 4th September, 2018. Other terms in the order are as follows

  • It is agreed to that the order of ASC for withdrawal of the affiliation shall not be acted upon in case the order is complied with.

  • It is also agreed to that Kannur Medical College, shall be permitted to participate in the mop-up round, which is going to take place on 4th and 5th of September, 2018, before the Controller of Entrance Examination, Kerala, and only those students who opt for college shall be allotted and no other.

  • The fees fixed by the ASC shall only be realised by the college from the students who opt for the college in question for the year 2018-19 onwards.

  • The college shall not admit even a single student for the year 2018-19, other than the one allotted by the Controller of Examination in the counselling that is to be held on 4th and 5th of September, 2018. In case of violation, entire order shall be withdrawn.

  • It is also undertaken that in future the college shall not collect the fees in any name more than one year’s fees as prescribed under the Kerala Medical Education (Regulation and Control of Admission to Private Medical Educational Institutions) Act, 2017 and by ASC.

Directing the college to return the original documents to the students, the bench disposed the SLP and observing that in case of non-compliance of the terms agreed upon, the order will be withdrawn by this Court.

Read the Order Here