NEW DELHI; The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Ministry of Ayush on a petition challenging its decision to bring in Aadhaar-based attendance in Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Unani and Siddha Colleges and making it mandatory for them to recruit staff registered in the particular state in which they are located.
Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Ministry of Ayush and Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) on a petition filed by Uttranchal Ayurvedic College through Advocate Amit Sahni who alleged that the ministry, while passing several directions in its minutes of meetings (MOM) dated January 9, has violated its own statutes and notifications of 2012 and 2016 and also the law settled by the Supreme Court of India.
Appearing for the petitioner, senior advocate N Hariharan, along with Sahni, submitted that the ministry is bound to comply with the Minimum Standard Regulation (MSR) Notifications passed in 2012 and 2016, which provided a detailed procedure for granting permission to medical colleges in the country. It was further argued that the said notifications could not have been circumvented by way of an administrative order.
The counsel for the ministry sought time while submitting that the directions under challenge were tentative in nature and no final decision was taken on the same.
The court then issued a notice seeking a response within four weeks while refusing to grant any stay.
The matter is now listed for March 27.
Source :- PTI