IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Date of decision: 1st September, 2015.
W.P.(C) No. 8347/2015 & CM No.17685/2015 (for stay)
Mr. Rajeev Saxena, Mr. Matloob
Alam & Ms. Mehak Tanwar, Advs.
UNION OF INDIA AND ORS.
Through: Mr. Ripudaman Bhardwaj, CGSC with Mr. Raj Kumar Dahiya, Adv. for R-1 to 3.
Mr. Amit Bansal, Ms. Seema Dolo and Mr. Akhil Kumar Kulshrestha, Advs. for R-4.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV SAHAI ENDLAW
The petitioner appeared in the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) conducted by the respondent no.4 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to MBBS course under the All India Quota Seats in various medical colleges across the country and has secured All India rank of 4198 in the said test.
As per the "Guidelines (User Manual) for the Candidates for Online Registration and Choice Filling" published by the respondent no.4 CBSE, the candidates declared eligible / qualified for participation in the All India Quota counselling (as per the result of the said test) were required to, during the "registration and choice filling period", register through internet in the manner provided therein and after successful registration submit / log in their choices of medical colleges. The "registration and choice filling period" was from 19th to 21st August, 2015 and the process of seat allotment was to begin on 22nd August, 2015 and the result of the round one of seat allotment to be declared on 23rd August, 2015 and the candidates allotted colleges in the first round were to report for admission to the allotted medical college between 24th to 27th August, 2015.
This petition was filed on 28th August, 2015 contending that the petitioner, though registered online but inadvertently failed to fill up / long in the choices of medical college and owing whereto, in the process of seat allotment, not allotted a seat though candidates with rank much below the rank of the petitioner were allocated seats. The petitioner seeks mandamus for allotment of a seat in any medical college as per his rank and / or a direction for including his name in the second round of seat allotment to commence on 1st September, 2015.
The petition came up first before this Court yesterday on 31st August, 2015, when notice thereof was issued to the respondents.
The counsel for the respondents no.1 to 3 Union of India (UOI), Directorate General of Health Services and Medical...