SHILLONG, Sep 11: The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of the medical seat denial case to Meghalaya students by Assam to September 15.
The matter was earlier listed for hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday.
Health and Family Welfare department secretary, Himalaya Shangpliang informed that the hearing on the matter has been deferred to September 15.
Earlier, the Meghalaya Government had also prayed for inclusion of the Medical Council of India (MCI) as a party in the matter.
It may be mentioned that 4 seats each for Meghalaya students were allotted each year in Guwahati medical college and Hospital, Assam Medical College and Hospital besides 2 seats in Silchar Medical College and Hospital.
It may be recalled that Health and Family Welfare Minister, Roshan Warjri had informed that the Meghalaya Government pays 10 lakhs for each student from Meghalaya who undergoes medical studies in these institutions.
“The whole problem cropped up because no communication was received from Assam Government regarding their new rule,” Warjri said.