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SC to hear medical college admission test point deduction case Oct 3

  • Supreme Court Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-09-14 15:15:20 BdST

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The Supreme Court’s chamber judge has halted the High Court stay on deducting 5 points from examinees taking medical and dental college admission tests for the second time and sent the case for hearing to the Appellate Division.

Justice Hasan Foez Siddique stayed the High Court decision for three weeks after hearing a State petition on Thursday. The judge sent the case to the Appellate Division for hearing on Oct 3, said Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.

The medical college admission tests are scheduled for Oct 6 and the dental college admission tests for Nov 10.

The Directorate General of Health Services in an Aug 21 notice said it would deduct five points from those who will retake the tests and publish the result based on that score.

On Aug 27, Supreme Court lawyer Younus Ali Akhand filed a petition saying the decision would 'violate an individual's basic rights'.

On Sept 12, the High Court issued a stay order on the decision and issued a rule asking why it would not be declared illegal.

“The idea of cutting marks from those taking the admission tests a second time was introduced in the BMDC rules to maintain fairness,” said AG Alam after the hearing.