The High Court on Thursday directed the BOPEE to put on hold counseling of the candidates for PG medical courses.
A division bench of Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey directed Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) to await the process of counseling till further orders from court.
The court issued the direction after hearing Dr Sheena shah who made the submission on behalf of the aggrieved candidates in an appeal they have filed against a single bench order.
Meanwhile, a division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Sanjeev Kumar at Jammu wing of High Court today ordered transfer of matters related to similar issues to be listed at Srinagar Wing of the High Court. The bench has referred the matters to Srinagar wing of High Court keeping in view strike by lawyers at Jammu wing and to avoid conflict of decisions.
The division bench at Srinagar will now hear on Monday all these appeals on Monday.
The aspiring candidates from J&K seeking admission to PG courses of Medical sciences have appeared in the NEET exam this year, result of which was declared in January.
The candidates who have qualified the examination were asked by BOPEE to register themselves and the Board also notified the merit list on 30 Jan this year.
The JK government modified Rule 17 of the Reservation Rules providing for allotment of the discipline in the PG Medical courses on the basis of merit.