Apex Court Rejects Tamilnadu’s Petition On 50% OBC Quota In Medical Colleges


The Supreme Court today turned down a cluster of petitions –  including by the Tamil Nadu government –  seeking 50% OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu for All India Quota seats in state-run medical schools this scholarly year. The petitions were heard by a bench drove by Justice L Nageswara Rao.

Tamil Nadu government, administering AIADMK and the DMK had moved the top court after the center had said that it was unrealistic to expand half OBC reservation this year.

The High Court, on July 27, had guided the Central government to establish a board of trustees involving delegates from the central government, state and Medical Council of India to choose the issue of giving OBC reservation taking all India seats (AIQ) gave up by Tamil Nadu for admission. The court, notwithstanding, had also said that any choice of the advisory group would be pertinent just for future scholarly years and not the current one.

The gatherings all through the meeting had battled that the Central government is just an operator and a guiding power to fill the seats as per the booking.

Not long ago, the central government informed the top court that it is absurd to expect to stretch out reservation advantages to OBCs in clinical seats under AIQ in Tamil Nadu this year.

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