No medical admission till Governor decides on 7.5% quota bill: TN govt tells HC

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday informed the Madras high court that it would not issue prospectus for medical admissions till a decision is taken by the constitutional authority on the Bill to provide 7.5% horizontal reservation to government school students who clear NEET for admission to undergraduate medical courses.

The state government assured the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court that the government will not issue the prospectus for 2020-2021 medical admissions till governor Banwarilal Purohit takes a decision on the Bill passed to provide horizontal reservation for government school students.

Advocate General Vijay Narayan stated this before a bench comprising Justices N Kirubakaran and B Pugalendhi which was hearing two Public Interest Litigations (PILs) that sought implementation of the sub-quota reservation of 7.5 percent medical seats in Tamil Nadu for government school students in the state from the current academic year itself.

A judge in the Madras High Court bench in Madurai on Friday turned emotional on the delay in taking a decision on the 7.5 per cent reservation for students of government schools in medical college admissions.

The state government told the court that it will not come out with the prospectus for medical college admissions till Governor Banwarilal Purohit takes a decision on the Bill for reservation for students of government schools.

On hearing this, an anguished Justice N. Kirubakaran became emotional over the plight of government school students in getting admitted to medical colleges.

The National Medical Commission and the Centre informed the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday that it is not possible to extend reservation benefits to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in medical and dental seats contributed towards the All India Quota (AIQ) by State government-run colleges in Tamil Nadu this year.