Doctors' appeal against compulsory govt. service dismissed b
The division bench of Karnataka High Court has upheld the Single judge Bench's order of no-exemption from government services for medical students enrolled in various postgraduate and diploma courses under government quota.

The division bench of Acting Chief Justice L Narayana Swamy and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar dismissed the writ appeal filed by doctors questioning the decision announced by Single judge bench on 21 December 2018.

The division bench, while passing their order said the bond furnished during the admissions amounts to voluntarily agreeing to do government service.

The doctors enrolled in PG degree and diploma medical courses under government seats during 2015-16, had filed petitions before the single bench questioning the notification issued by the Directorate of Medical Education, asking them to appear for counseling for 1-year government service as per the bond submitted by at the time of admission.

Earlier, the Single judge had held that the Karnataka Conduct of Entrance Test for Selection and Admission to Post Graduate Medical and Dental Degree and Diploma Courses Rules does not exempt candidates securing admission under the all-India quota from giving an undertaking for serving the government.

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