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Madras HC Upheld 7.5% Reservation in Medical Courses for Government School Students

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Paridhi Arya

Published on: April 7, 2022 at 15:35 IST

The Committee has made a recommendation that the Quota prescribed by the State in the Medical Admission should be Reviewed by the State and Bench of Madras High Court comprising Chief Justice Munishwar Bhandari and Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy directed the same to State.

In the Petition which challenged the Constitutional Validity of 7.5% Quota provided to Government school students provided by Tamil Nadu Government in Medical Courses.

The Petitioner Alleged that general category seats were already confined for just 31% and there is Reservation of 69% now more Reservation of 7.5% is surged up.

The Court stated “We direct the State Government to review the same in a period of five years as recommended by the Commission and during the intervening period steps may be taken to improve the standard of education in Government schools so that the Reservation may not be further extended beyond five years,”.

The Government in the reply stated that Supreme Court also approved that State government is competent to make institutional preferences and this Quota is an effort to fill the gap between rich and poor or rural and urban students.

‘Cultural Capital’ is also the Criteria other than marks for the merit as alone cannot be the Criteria for the students who belong to offset Community.

The Madras High Court finally upheld the Reservation of 7.5% given to the students of Government school in Medical Courses of Tamil Nadu.