i. ABVIMS- Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical
ii. AIQ- All India Quota
iii. AMU- Aligarh Muslim University
iv. BHU- Banaras Hindu University
v. DGHS- Directorate General of Health Services
vi. DU- Delhi University
vii. EWS- Economically Weaker Section
viii. MCC- Medical Counseling Committee
ix. MCI- Medical Council of India
x. MoHFW- Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

xi. NBE- National Board of Examination
xii. NEET- National Eligibility –cum- Entrance Test

xiii. NMC- National Medical Commission
xiv. Ors. – Others
xv. RML- Ram Manohar Lohia
xvi. SC- Scheduled Caste
xvii. SJH- Safdarjung Hospital
xviii. ST- Scheduled Tribe
xix. OBC- Other Backward Class
xx. PG- Post Graduate
xxi. PwD- Persons with Benchmark Disabilities
xxii. UR- Unreserved Category
xxiii. VMMC- Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College
xxiv. V/s- Versus
xxv. W.P. – Writ Petition


1.1As per the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in I.A. No. 16 of 2012 in
Civil Appeal No. (s). 1944 of 1993 in the matter of ‘Anand S. Biji V/s State of Kerala
& Ors.’, the Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India, New Delhi
has been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct Online Counselling for
allotment of Post Graduate (MD/MS/Diploma and MDS) seats to the eligible and
qualified candidates in participating Government Medical/Dental Colleges of the
country under 50% All India Quota every year. The allotment of seat to the
candidates is made based on the NEET-PG conducted by National Board of
Examinations, New Delhi.


1.2The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide Order dated 09/05/2017 rendered in Writ
Petition (Civil) No.267 of 2017 in the matter if ‘Dar-Us Slam Educational Trust and
Others Vs. Medical Council of India and Others’ the Directorate General of Health
Services in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is also conducting Online
counselling for allotment of 100% Post Graduate (MD/MS/Diploma and MDS) with
All India character in participating Deemed Universities across the country. The
allotment of seats is being made to eligible and qualified candidates as per their merit
and ranking based on the NEET Examinations conducted by National Board of
Examinations (NBE) for P.G. NEET from the academic year 2017-18 onwards.


1.3The scheme of Counselling was modified by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India
vide order dated 18.01.2016 in “I.A. no. 7 & 8 in Writ Petition (Civil) no.76 of 2015
in the matter of Ashish Ranjan & Ors. V/s UoI & Ors. and it was directed that, after
two rounds of allotment process the seats remaining vacant shall be deemed to be
converted into State Quota. Therefore, the vacant seats which are then sent back to
the respective States comprehensively and the States may then apply their respective
reservation scheme.


1.4Vide Order dated 22.08.2017 the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in W.P. (C) No.
689 of 2017 in the matter of Consortium of Deemed Universities in Karnataka &
Anr. v/s Union of India & Ors. had issued directions stating that, 15% seats have to
be allotted to the NRI Candidates in respect of PG seats (Medical/Dental) in Deemed


1.5The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide Order dated 09/05/2017 passed in Writ
Petition (C) No.267 of 2017 –Dar-Us-Slam Educational Trust & Ors Vs MCI & Ors.
Directorate General of health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare had
directed as follows:


“After the second round of counselling for All India Quota seats, the
students who take admission in All India Quota seats should not be
allowed/permitted to vacate the seats. This would ensure that very few seats
are reverted to the State Quota and also All India Quota seats are filed by
students from the all India merit list only. The students who take admission
and secure admission in Deemed Universities pursuant to the second round
of counselling conducted by the DGHS shall not be eligible to participate in
any other counselling.”


1.6Keeping the above directions in view Candidates are advised to take a calculated
decision of continuing in Second round of AIQ/Deemed/Central Universities as they
would not be permitted to resign from 2nd round of AIQ/Deemed/Central
Universities. They will also not be allowed to participate in any Counselling after
joining in Second Round of AIQ.


1.7As per the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in “W.P (C) No. 443 of
1992 Sharwan Kumar Vs. Dir. General of Health Services & Anr.” the following
order has been issued:


“If in implementation of the scheme any difficulties are felt by the
Director General of Health Services or by any other person including the
authorities in the States or by the Universities, they can approach this
Court for necessary directions.