Telangana medicos case on PG seat injustice

Two medicos aspiring to become cardiologists have moved the AP High Court over the injustice done to Telangana region in Medical PG seats (super specialty).

Justice C V Nagarjuna Redy of the high court, who is hearing the case has reserved the order on the writ petition.

Telangana doctors say that among 82 seats in super specialty courses, 22 are reserved for Seemandhra, while only 10 seats are available to Telangana.

According to current regulations for super specialty (second PG) courses available in the medical colleges affiliated to Dr NTR University of Health Sciences, 10 of the 52 seats in Telangana’s Osmania University and Kakatiya University are reserved for the people of the region, while the rest going to statewide candidates.

Whereas in Seemandhra region, of the total 30 seats, 19 are for Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam and 11 for Narayana Medical College in Nellore. Of these 30 seats, 19 are reserved for the locals and only 11 available for applicants from across the state. In fact, all the 11 seats in Nellore are reserved for the locals only.

The petitioners Dr. Vasantha Jella and Dr. Madhavi Rodda complained that the seven seats for DM (Cardiology) in Osmania Medical College were declared as state wide seats contrary to the Presidential Order issued under Article 371(D).

Speaking to media Dr. Madhavi Rodda said “The process adopted for the declaration of seats is illegal on various counts, while it is highly discriminative against the local candidates. We urge the government to set the anomaly right,”

TRS leaders have written a letter to chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy demanded a review of the ratio of seat distribution and also urged the state government to suspend the counseling already conducted on July 30 of this year and hold a fresh one after correcting the anomaly. TRS leaders warned that unless corrective action is taken immediately, they would launch a direct agitation on this issue.

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