Madras HC quashes TN govt order reserving 85% medical seats for state board students

14 July, Chennai

The Madras High Court has quashed the Tamil Nadu Government’s order providing 85 percent reservation for students from State Board in admissions to Undergraduate medical courses under State quota and only 15 per cent for CBSE and other boards.

Justice K. Ravichandra Babu passed the order on the plea moved by a CBSE student assailing the reservation provided to students from the State Board.

Challenging the legality of state government’s order, the petitioner submitted that powers to regulate admission to medical courses lies exclusively with the Medical council of India as per the provisions of the Indian medical council act.

The Advocate General of the State submitted that the State Government was still opposing the NEET and told the Court that two bills were passed in the State Assembly exempting students from Tamil Nadu from NEET and the same was pending for President’s Assent.

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