Whether 10% reservation to EWS in AIQ Medical seats upto 50%: Madras High Court asks Centre to respond

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Madras High Court, while hearing matter related to All India Quota Seats in under-graduate and post-graduate courses in medical/dental colleges in the State put a question to the Centre as to whether 10% EWS reservation in AIQ medical seats will be within 50% or above that.

Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee pointed out that 15% for SCs, 7.5% for STs, 27% for OBCs & 10% for EWS will take the total to 59.5%.

Additional Solicitor General R. Sankaranarayanan sought time to get instructions from the Centre.

By order dated July 19, the bench comprising Hon’ble Chief Justice and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, said,

“Union's attempt to not implement the OBC reservation quota in respect of the All India Quota seats in the State in the academic year 2021-22 appears to be contumacious, in derogation of the order dated July 27, 2020 passed by this Court and contrary to the representation made before the Supreme Court as recorded in the order dated October 26, 2020.”

A week’s time was granted to the contemnors to put forth their stand as to the mode and manner of implementation of the OBC reservation quota in terms of the 1993 State Act in respect of the All India Quota seats in the State pertaining to the medical and dental colleges from the next academic year 2021-22.

On July 26, The Centre has informed the Madras High Court today that the decision on implementation of OBC reservation for medical seats in All India Quota was at an advanced stage.

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Case Title: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Vs.Rajesh Bhushan| Cont P 181/2021