Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Jan 8:
The Supreme Court today ordered maintenance of status quo on its earlier interim order barring Jaring-based Sardar Rajas Medical College students from attending classes in other medical colleges in Odisha till final hearing scheduled for January 12.
Hearing the case, the apex court upheld its earlier order in which it had barred Sardar Rajas students from attending classes till next hearing on Tuesday. Besides, the court issued notices to Sardar Rajas Medical College and state government to submit their contention on the day of next hearing.
With this, the court has put a stay on the Orissa High Court’s order to go ahead with the absorption of medicos in private and government colleges in the state.
Earlier on Tuesday, the top court had barred the 124 students of the college, who were relocated to five medical colleges in the state, from attending classes till the next hearing posted today.
It may be recalled that the High Court had asked the state government on Monday to submit an action taken report (ATR) on the steps taken by it for revival of Sardar Rajas Medical College in Kalahandi district within two weeks.
The directive of the court came after the state government submitted a compliance report on the relocation of Sardar Rajas Medical College students in two government and three private medical colleges.
In its compliance report, the state government had said that it had completed the admission of Sardar Rajas Medical College students since December 23.
The court had directed the government to ensure that regular classes of the relocated Sadar Rajas Medical College students must begin by January 6 and if required extra classes be taken for completing their courses in time.