Madras HC directs health secretary to pay Rs 2 lakh compensation to disabled aspirant for denying MBBS admission
Tamil Nadu: The Madras High Court has directed the health secretary to pay 2 lakh compensation to a physically challenged MBBS aspirant noting that he failed to pursue medical education under the differently-abled quota as the authorities had denied him the opportunity to participate in the counselling.
The petitioner, who lost his three fingers in an accident, approached the high court as despite scoring good marks in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and securing a medical certificate dubbing him as fit, his candidature for MBBS admission was not considered by the authorities.
" Since the respondents had unfairly denied admission to the petitioner during the academic year 2018-19, the petitioner was constrained to move the court thrice. The petitioner may utilize this amount of payment of the coaching fee and I can only wish him good luck in his attempt to make it in the next academic year."