A vacation bench of the Hyderabad High Court stayed the Government Order (GO) issued by the state effecting a steep hike in the fee structure for admissions under the convenor and management quota.
This step would indeed boost the morale of scores of postgraduate medical education aspirants. The bench of Justice Challa Kodanda Ram and Justice N Balayogi while hearing a public interest plea, moved by Health Care Reform Society and Osmania Junior Doctors Association. Further, the bench suspended the operation of the order of Telangana government which had increased the fee for the PG medical courses.
The petitioners accused the state of indulging to the greed of the private medical colleges rather than protecting the interests of the students. The GO of the HC will be in force for four weeks.
The entrance test was conducted in December and the fee hike GO was issued just two days ago. The fee for PG medical seat under the management quota was increased from 5.80 lakh to 24.20 lakh. Whereas the fee structure for other category seats too was increased from 88,000 to 6.66 lakh in respect of certain categories and from 3.20 lakh to 6.90 lakh for some other category seats, the petitioners told the HC.