A 20-member expert committee has reviewed the question paper for nearly four days and given its finding that it did not find technically incorrect questions, wrong key answers or any questions beyond MBBS level, said Justice N Anand Venkatesh. “This court cannot appoint one more committee based on the grounds raised by the petitioners,” said the judge while dismissing the petitions.
The judge also pointed out that if the committee it appointed gave a different report, the court was not competent enough to decide which expert committee was right.
Of the 17 candidates who studied in medical colleges in China, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia, some have been attempting to clear the examinations since 2013, he noted.
Also, noting that the petitioners were not alleging any malafides against the review committee and that 1,999 candidates had cleared the examination, Justice Anand Venkatesh held: “The National Medical
Commission is intentionally keeping the standard of examination at a very high level to ensure that only meritorious candidates, who have completed medicine in a foreign university, practice medicine in India.”
He called on the petitioners to prepare themselves well and make their best efforts in the next examination. “Beyond this, this court cannot come to the rescue of the petitioners and this court cannot grant the relief sought for by them,” he added.