Can't ask Puducherry to give MBBS seat to TN resident: Madras HC denies relief to govt school aspirant
Chennai: While listening to the plea filed by one aspirant concerning MBBS admission related issues, the Madras High Court clearly stated that it could not give directions to the Puducherry government to allot its medical seat under the Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) of Puducherry to a resident of Villupuram, Tamil Nadu.
The Court has further clarified that since the student had pursued his education from a Puducherry-based school, he would not be able to apply under the 7.5% reservation of the Tamil Nadu Government.
The petition by the Villupuram-based aspirant comes after his plea got dismissed by the single judge bench. The HC division bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Senthil Kumar Ramamoorthy have, however, upheld the previous decision by the single judge. The court observed that if allowed, several students living in the border villages of TN-Puducherry will claim seats in a similar manner.
As per various media reports, the aspirant, who hails from Villupuram, completed his schooling from Puducherry. The medical aspirant secured 111th rank in the list released by the Puducherry Government. However, living in the border area and completing schooling from a different state, created problems in his admission.
New IndianExpress reports that the petitioner in his plea had contended that his school is located in Puducherry and due to this, the Tamil Nadu Government had rejected his admission. On the other hand, as his place of residence had not been in Puducherry, the Puducherry Government clarified that he didn't have the required eligibility to apply under CENTAC.
When the student approached the single judge bench, the judge refused to give direction to three Puducherry-based Private medical colleges to allot 50% (75 seats each) of their intake capacity to the government quota, adds the Times of India.
Challenging the previous judgment, the petitioner approached the Madras HC. However, the division bench of Madras HC, on Friday, had clarified that such students could not apply under the 7.5 percent reservation of the TN government.
The State Government, via Special Government Pleader Manoharan submitted that if the petitioner would be allowed under the reservation, it would set a wrong example for the students living in the villages along the border and they would start applying under the quota. Madras HC, on Friday, had accepted the submission made by the State Government.