The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday ordered private medical colleges not to finalise admissions into the C-category management seats for this academic year.

Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao, who was dealing with a batch of writ petitions filed by students and parents, listed the case on Thursday for further consideration.

The writ petitioners poured out their woes on how applications forms are not being made available and, if issued, how they were not being accepted by the colleges.

The judge referred to a major complaint against the managements which designed the websites in such a way that only a select few candidates were able to open them to download the application forms.

The judge recorded the statement of counsel for the NTR University for Health Sciences who said that the university would take prompt action to redress the grievances. The colleges were directed to make available application forms not only to the petitioners but also to others who approach them seeking application form.

Merger issue

A Division Bench comprising Justice N.V.Ramana and Justice Vilas Afzulpurkar admitted appeals filed against the order of single judge who permitted the merger of Satyam computers with Tech Mahindra.

The appeals were filed by Ekadanta and another who contended that the money which is due to them is not shown correctly and the single judge erred in approving the merger.

The Bench ordered notices and posted the case after three weeks.

Reimbursement arrears

Justice Ramesh Ranganathan admitted writ petitions filed seeking prompt clearance of reimbursement arrears for the students.

The cases were filed by several students complaining that the State government was not reimbursing the money promptly and placed the details in the court.

The Judge Ramesh Ranganathan directed the concerned officers to respond to the issues raised in the writ petitions and adjourned case by three weeks.