Curb capitation fee
At last, the Supreme Court has intervened to put an end to the practice of collecting capitation fee by private engineering, medical and pharmacy...
At last, the Supreme Court has intervened to put an end to the practice of collecting capitation fee by private engineering, medical and pharmacy colleges in the country. Expressing serious concern over unfair practices in admissions being followed by these professional colleges, the apex court has asked the Parliament to enact legislation to curb the malpractices. “Such legislation is an extreme necessity and it is the demand of society,” the Bench consisting of Justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri has observed.
Their response comes in the wake of a petition filed by Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, in Uttar Pradesh, seeking to quash a July 13 letter issued by the Medical Council of India by which the permission granted for renewal of admission for additional intake of students for the academic session 2013-2014 was revoked. Dismissing the plea, the Supreme Court said, collection of large amount by way of capitation fee running into crores of rupees for MBBS and post-graduate seats, exorbitant fee, donation etc, by many self- financing institutions, have kept the meritorious financially poor students away from those institutions.