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Madras HC asks Centre to form panel for All-India quota medical seats

Court says there is no legal or constitutional impediment to provide reservations for OBCs under the quota in non-central institutions

A medic takes blood samples for a serological survey to analyse the spread of Covid-19, at Khajuri Khas, in New Delhi.

The Bench said it was not passing a positive order to provide the reservation only in view of settled law that courts cannot interfere in policy matters of the government

T E Narasimhan Chennai
The Madras High Court today directed the Central government to set up a committee with the participation of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Tamil Nadu Health Department and the Medical Council of India (MCI), to provide reservation to Other Backward Class (OBC) students under the All India Quota for medical seats in non-central institutions from the next academic year. 

The first bench of the Madras High Court consisting of Chief Justice A P Sahi and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy today delivered a judgement on the pleas submitted by all political parties including the ruling AIADMK, and the Opposition consisting of

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First Published: Jul 27 2020 | 2:58 PM IST

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