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Tamil Nadu govt to appeal against Madras HC order on medical admission reservation

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said that it would appeal against the Madras High Court verdict quashing its order reserving 85 percent of MBBS and BDS seats for state board students and 15 percent for students of CBSE and other boards.

reservation. Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Health and Family Welfare Minister C Vijayabaskar said the government was committed to its "policy decision". "A single judge has issued the order (quashing the GO). We will immediately appeal before a (division) bench of the high court," he told reporters.

Allowing petitions by some CBSE students challenging the GO dated 22 June, Justice K Ravichndrababu on Friday held that the impugned reservation was bad in law and violated Article 14 of the Constitution (Equality before law).

He also held that the reservation indirectly meddled with the object and process of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and compromised on the merits of selection.

The judge directed the authorities to prepare a fresh merit list and conduct the counselling for admissions accordingly.

Published Date: Jul 14, 2017 15:15 PM | Updated Date: Jul 14, 2017 15:15 PM

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