By Hasan Akram
New Delhi/ Patna: Five out of 31 seats in PG (AYUSH Unani) course at Govt. Tibbi College, Patna were left vacant due to administrative procrastination. Candidates who are likely to be granted admission on the said seats have been going from one office to another but their concern is not being listened by them.
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam (BCECE) announced the first list of candidates selected through All India AYUSH Postgraduate Entrance Test-2020. Their admission formalities were completed between February and March. The deadline for admission in Tibbi College was 31 March.
According to a notification published on the BCECE website, a total of five seats are still vacant in the PG course at the college.
Two seats from the Scheduled Caste (SC) category and three seats from the institutional category have remained vacant due to non-availability of suitable candidates. It is noteworthy that two seats in the institutional category also belong to the SC category.
The vacant seats should be transferred to unreserved category as per Bihar (In Admission in educational Institutions) Reservation Act, 2003. As per the regulation, candidates from unreserved category should have been granted admission on the five seats but no development was made in this direction by the college or the BCECE.
It was due to attempts made by some candidates that the health department of the Bihar government issued a letter to the BCECE on 26 March saying that reserved seats, which have been left vacant, should be fulfilled in accordance with the Reservation Act 2003.
Abdul Razique, one of the candidates, told Muslim Mirror that even after issuance of the letter, the BCECE refused to announce a new list alleging that the letter has not given any ”clear” guidelines.
Razique says that BCECE were clearly directed to go ahead as per the Reservation Act 2003. As public servants, they were expected to know what the act says. However, they didn’t know it nor did they try to read the act and proceed accordingly.
Razique along with other candidates again went to the health department and urged them to issue a fresh letter with ‘clear’ guidelines. But the letter could not be issued on time and the admission deadline passed.
Now the candidates are expecting that a new date of admission is announced by concerned authorities. In the current scenario, they will be able to take admission only if the health department issues a fresh letter to the BCECE with ‘clear’ guidelines and a new date of admission is announced.
”We are tired of going around offices in Patna for more than last 20 days. No officials are ready to listen to our concern,” said Razique
Another candidate, who wished to remain anyonmous, added, ”We are fed up with this kind of administrative procrastination in Bihar.”
This correspondent tried to contact Govt. Tibbi College but he received no response.