(Manisha Mahar, Intern Journalist); Supreme Court refused to consider the petition of doctors pursuing PG courses filed against the excessive hostel fees charged at Muzaffarnagar Medical College, Uttar Pradesh. The court told the petitioning doctors that they should file a petition in the High Court. The court allowed the petitioners to withdraw the petition, allowing them to go to the High Court and declared the petition dismissed as being withdrawn.
Supreme Court issued the order after hearing arguments against high hostel fees – Hemant Gupta and Anirudh Bose issued these orders on Friday after hearing the arguments of the petitioner doctors’ counsel Mohan Kumar. More than a dozen doctors living in the hostels doing PG course in Muzaffarnagar Medical College had filed a petition in the Supreme Court alleging that the students of PG Medical Course batch of Medical College 2019-2022 collected very high hostel fees and security fees. Such fees are neither being recovered from the earlier batch nor from the junior batch after them.
Medical college hostel fees arbitrary
Giving details of the fees of the three academic batches, it was said that five lakh hostel fees and five lakh security deposits were taken from the 2018-2021 batch. After this, hostel fees of Rs 14.50 lakh and a security deposit of Rs 10 lakh were taken from the batch of petitioners. At the same time, hostel fees of Rs 3 lakh and security deposit of Rs 5 lakh were taken from the next batch 2020-23.