The Muslim United Front (MUF), a city-based NGO, has asked Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to intervene in the ongoing counselling for MBBS and BDS seats, as it feels the allotment of seats under the BC (E) or minority quota is not being done in a transparent manner.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, MUF president Habeebur Rahman alleged there was not transparency in the allotment of seats.

Apprehending that the same might repeat this year also, he said, “Nobody knows how many seats have been reserved for the minority students under the BC (E) category. The MCI has increased the seats in AP and there is no clarity on how much of the same has been allotted to the category.

We urge the authority concerned to give clarity, as many minority medical colleges are taking advantage of this unclear situation.”

Mr. Habeebur also pointed out that the minorities felt that the counselling for minority colleges should be taken up by the Health University to curb malpractices. He alleged that the college managements had been keeping genuine candidates at bay.

When The Hindu sought clarification from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Registrar S. Babulal, he said all the 350 seats of MBBS that were increased by the MCI pertained to government colleges and the seat matrix was very clear.

“There is no chance of any discrepancy, as the reservation system is strictly followed,” he said.

Policy decision

The Registrar added that it was a policy decision to allow minority colleges to conduct their own counselling and the universities had no say.

“There are four minority colleges in the State having about 500 seats and even these colleges have to follow the reservation pattern for category A and B seats,” he added.