Chennai: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Madras high court to restrain the authorities from proceeding with the counseling, admitting the students to the course of MBBS/BDS course without providing equal reservation to OBC students in all institutions to be admitted under the All India Quota for medical admission under UG courses.
The PIL filed by Dr.G.R.Ravindranath, which also sought to quash Clause 5 (a) of the Information Bulletin issued by National Testing Agency for admission to MBBS/BDS courses for the academic session 2019-2020 and consequently direct the authorities to provide equal reservation to OBC students in all institutions to be admitted under the All India quota for medical admission under UG courses without any discrimination, is likely to come up for hearing tomorrow.
According to E.Vijay Anand, counsel for the petitioner, the present lis is questioning the denial of “Other Backward Class Reservation” to institutions other than central educational institutions in respect of All India Quota in Medical admission for both MBBS/BDS courses and MD/MS/PG Diploma courses.
The reservation in general and more specifically in educational institutions is a right that flows from the constitution.
The said right cannot be taken away or waived or negated in any manner as it is a fundamental right guaranteed under our constitution of India. Any action in contra to the above will have to be curbed as an action against constitution.
As such it is done in our present case wherein the reservation guaranteed under constitution has been restricted to central institutions alone, which is unreasonable and amounts to discrimination of Constitutional right. Therefore, the petitioner has filed the present petition. The petitioner has filed a similar petition in respect of PG courses admission, he added....