Amidst fuming debates over the delay in this year's medical seat allotment, a bill has been introduced in the Kerala Assembly to regulate the fee structure and admission in private medical colleges in the state.

'The Kerala Medical Education (Regulation and Control of admissions to private medical institutions) Bill, 2017' seeks to provide seat reservation for SC, ST and OBC students in private self-financing medical institutions.

Once passed, the bill will replace 'Kerala Medical Education (Regulation and Control of Private medical education institutions)' Ordinance, promulgated in April 2017.

The bill was introduced after reports that some private institutions were trying to tide over admission procedures. According to the bill, the fee and admission in private colleges will be regulated by a 11-member committee, chaired by a retired Supreme Court judge.

The bill also gives provision to people aggrieved by the committee direction to appeal with the high court within 30 days of such orders.  – India Today 


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