The Supreme Court, while considering a plea by Dar-Us-Slam Educational Trust, has issued certain important interim directions with regard to admissions in medical colleges across the country.
As per directives issued by the bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar, common counselling to all-India quota and state quota seats is to be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and the state government (or designated authority), respectively.
The DGHS would be conducting the counselling of deemed university, including those run by religious and linguistic minorities.
It has been also clarified that common counselling conducted by the DGHS/ state government will not in any manner affect the rights of minority institutions to admit students of their respective minority community and minority quota seats in institutions run by minorities will be filled up by minority students only.
Following are the directives which have been issued: