Health Desk—Oct 04, 2017: The Supreme Court has cleared way for the government to deduct five marks from second time medical admission seekers, reports news agency UNB.
The five-member regular bench of Appellate Division, led by acting chief justice Abdul Wahhab Miah on Wednesday passed the order after hearing the appeal filed by the state seeking a stay order on High Court order.
In fact, the regular appeal bench upheld the decision of the vacation chamber bench that stayed the HC stay order on the government decision to deduct five marks in medical admission.
Advocate Eunus Ali Akond moved for the petition while attorney general Mahbubey Alam stood for the health ministry.
Earlier on 12 September, the High Court stayed an order on the government’s decision to deduct five marks for second time medical admission seekers.
Besides, the court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why the government’s decision to deduct marks from second time admission seekers would not be declared as ‘illegal’ and ‘unlawful’.
Health secretary, director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), and four others have been asked to reply the rule within four weeks.