Muzzafar Khan, a Yavatmal-based parent of a PG medical aspirant started an online petition asking the government to scrap the October 12 government resolution (GR) as per which students would now have to complete their one-year rural service bond along with their MBBS in 6.5 years before enrolling for their PG. Over 1.7 thousand medical students and their parents have signed so far. With the recent GR, Over 5,000 students who have enrolled for the PG NEET to be held in January 2018 would be deemed ineligible with the new norm, for not having completed their rural service bond as per the GR. The petition addressed to the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Minister of Medical Education at the state, Girish Mahajan also points out that the rule should have been enforced immediately before or during the start of a new academic session, not suddenly two months before the exams, resulting in disqualification of the candidates who have worked hard for last 1 to 2 years to clear the exam. The DMER has written to the government requesting a relaxation in the norm to students for 2018-19. The state government is most likely to rethink on the GR.