Governor orders probe into PGMET 2014 malpractice
March 18, 2014 - Hyderabad
Governor ESL Narasimhan has ordered a probe into the alleged irregularities in the Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test (PGMET) 2014.
Governor asked AP State Council for Higher Education Chairman Prof.L Venugopal Reddy to conduct a probe and submit a report at the earliest.
Lok Satta chief calls on Governor
The order of the Governor came immediately after Lok Satta Party national president Dr. Jayaprakash Narayana who called on the Governor detailing him on the evidence collected by the students and urged to conduct a probe into the episode. He asked the Governor to cancel the test and a fresh to be conducted and wanted to bring the culprits to book, their assets seized and a strict punishment be awarded.
Meanwhile, mild tension prevailed at Dr. NTR Health Universities on Tuesday with the final medical students from Siddhartha Medical College tried to meet the Registrar to question over the paper leakage and got the thing set right with the intervention of the police. The students alleged that the question paper was leaded to benefit a section from affluent students from the management quota. According to AP Junior Doctor Association president Dr Kranthi Kumar said that it is evident from the question paper leak that those MBBS students had not fared well in MBBS semester examinations and other all India PG examinations such as NIMS and JIPMER had done exceptional well in the AP Post Graduate Medical Entrance. He alleged that it could be brainchild of the same set of students who were involved in the Chandigarh PG entrance test scam.
Students meet TDP Chief Naidu
On Tuesday evening students met TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu and sought his help in getting justice. Doctors Sainath Reddy and Hruday said of the estimated 16,000 candidates who took the PGMET nearly 8000 had qualified for amissioin for nearly 2400 to 2500 PG seats in the State. Of this, 700 are government seats including 200 in 'clinical' category.