New Delhi: The Supreme court on Monday extended
till June 30 the last date for filling up the 50 percent `all
India quota` in the Post Graduate Medical Entrance
Examination, failing which the vacant seats will fall in
favour of state governments.
A vacation bench of justices P Sathasivam and AK Patnaik
extended the June 25 deadline by five days after the
government, Medical Council of India and the petitioners, who
included some candidates and NGOs, said they have no objection
The apex court had on May 13 given a timeline for
counselling to post graduate medical courses under All India
The court was today informed that 136 seats were still
vacant under the All India Quota.
The counsel appearing for the Centre, however, said
"every year, the apex court is moved at the eleventh hour
seeking extension of the last date to fill the all India
quota. This has to be regulated at some point."