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All India Quota OBC Reservations Directive In Medical Admissions By HC Gets TN CM's Thanks

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Centre to implement the OBC reservation in the All India Quota (AIQ) seats for medical admission in Tamil Nadu

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The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Centre to implement the OBC reservation in the All India Quota (AIQ) seats for medical admission in Tamil Nadu asking them to constitute a committee and formulate a plan for implementation. Welcoming the Madras HC's order Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami remembered late AIADMK Supremo Jayalalithaa remarking that it was her ideals of social justice that had helped the current Tamil Nadu government fight for the rights of the OBC students. 

"I welcome the historic judgment delivered today in the Chennai High Court for the admission of OBC students in medical studies, due to the legal action taken by the government of Amma (Jayalalithaa) that serves the people better with the blessings of the revolutionary Amma who defended social justice," tweeted  E Palaniswami.

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Meanwhile, actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan asked the Tamil Nadu Government to press for the implementation of the Madras HC's order saying, "The Government of Tamil Nadu, which has maintained its rule by upholding the rights of the people of Tamil Nadu, should press for the speedy implementation of the High Court order on OBC reservation. The reservation should be implemented this year without delay or appeal."

Madras HC's order

The Madras High Court has given the Centre 3 months to implement the  OBC reservation in the AIQ seats in medical colleges in Tamil Nadu observing that there was no reason for denying reservation to the OBCs for which they were eligible constitutionally. 

"When the Medical Council of India does not oppose reservations in the all India quota in medical seats in central institutions, it cannot oppose it in non-central institutions as well," observed the Madras High Court. 

Disposing of the batch of petitions filed by DMK, AIADMK, PMK and other political parties, the court also observed that it is open for the Centre to pass any legislation to provide the reservation. The OBC reservations will be applicable from the next academic year.

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(With Agency Inputs)

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