Medical Aspirant Challenges Disability Certificate, Court Pulls Up Centre

Aspirant Doctors Challenge Disability Certificate, Center for Pulling Courts

The court said counter affidavits will be filed within four weeks.

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Center and the National Medical Commission (NMC) on the plea of ​​an aspirant doctor challenging the disability certificate issued by Lady Hardinge Medical College, which assessed his disability as 100 per cent.

According to the applicant, he has a locomotor disability of 60 percent, and a disability rating of 100 percent is impossible “especially when the disability committee itself has noticed that the applicant does not use an assistive device.”

Justice Vikas Mahajan issued observations and sought responses from the Centre, NMC, Medical Advisory Committee (MCC), National Testing Agency, Lady Hardinge Medical College and the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

The court said the counter affidavits will be filed in four weeks, and listed the request for further hearing on February 27.

Petitioner Usman, represented by advocates Asad Alvi and Sadiya Rohma Khan, said that he took the NEET-UG, 2022 examination and after clearing it, he reported to the designated disability assessment board constituted by the MCC of DGHS for his evaluation as per statutory regulations. NMC.

The petition said the medical assessment board appointed in this case was Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated hospitals, which assessed the applicant’s disability as 100 per cent on October 8.

In addition to the disability, the commission noted, “The candidate does not use any assistive device, and as a result functional capacity cannot be assessed,” he said. unbearable

“This new disability certificate clearly shows a whopping margin of 40 percent disability percentage in the applicant’s original unique identification certificate issued by the Uttar Pradesh State Government in 2018. Also, the applicant does not use any assistive device, which makes him a suitable candidate. , because the certificate itself confirms that no functional tests were carried out”, he added.

“This hasty approach by respondent No. 4 (national medical council) and 5 (Lady Hardinge Medical College) has completely isolated transparency and scientific and medical reasoning, without providing any specific written medical reason for declaring the applicant as ‘ineligible’ for NEET. -UG medical course 2022,” the application read.

The plea said that the NEET-UG 2022 information bulletin issued by the NTA has imposed 5% reservation for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in each category of seats and candidates with at least 40 percent disability irrespective of the type of disability. Eligibility for PwD category benefits.

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