Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday cancelled the fee tariff for MBBS approved by the committee in charge of deciding fee for self financing medical colleges.
The Division bench comprising Justice A.M. Shafeeq, and Justice T.V. Anil Kumar ordered to have the fee tariff revised after hearing the college managements as well.
The court order follows the petition filed by self financing medical colleges (except three), pointing out that the fee structure for the year 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-2020 was inadequate.
Earlier the court responding to a petition by the managements asked the fee committee to reconsider the fee tariff.
The court in January came down on the committee after the managements moved the court pointing out that old fee structure had been re-fixed.
Alongside the court asked the managements to furnish details including value of the building and the land on which the colleges sit, a list of basic amenities and instruments including their price, salary and allowances of teachers and non-teaching staff, miscellaneous expenses and extra funds for future developments.
The government approached the Supreme Court challenging this order. However, the court directed the matter to be solved at the high court. Subsequently, the high court reconsidered the petition and issued the order.