Chennai: On Friday the Madras High Court ruled that it will issue an order on July 27 in relation to the medical reservation appeal including one from the administration of Tamil Nadu. The Centre’s decision to not award 50 percent quota for OBCs in medical seats for undergraduate, PG and dental classes by 2020-21 was rejected by the All-India Quota(AIQ) , the center
After a Marathon hearing on the batch of petitions, the First Bench, which comprises Chief Justice AP Sahi and Justice Senthil Kumar Ramamoorthy, reserved orders. This matter has been put before the court by the state government and by other political parties, such as the DMK, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), CPI(M) and CPI and others.
At the hearing, the parties argued that the Central Government was just a reservation body and a consulting authority to fill the seats.
The Advocate General Vijay Narayan, who appeared on behalf of the State Government, argued that the rules of the Medical Council of India (MCI) itself claimed that the reservation of medical school seats was subject to the laws of the Member States and the Territories of the Union.
“It is extremely necessary since the Tamil Nadu quota is 69% of the population in Tamil Nadu. The Supreme Court said it should surpass 50% of the reservations if objective evidence indicates that the reservations in the state require a higher percentage, “he said.
Appearing on behalf of the Centre, Additional Solicitor General R Sankaranarayanan argued that the seats were transferred by State to the AIQ and all the privileges attached to them were also transferred.
“The concept was to create a public pool for all students around the world,” he said.
The division bench also sought submissions from Puducherry and subsequently gave the Union Territory council time to send its response.