Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court asked an explanation from the state government for not issuing orders and the steps taken by it to retain the sports quota as per its directions issued on August 24, 2018.
The division bench comprising Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar and Justice P. Keshava Rao was dealing with a petition by Ms Mamidala Sanjana, judo national player who secured a rank in Neet, and is challenging the deletion of the sports quota in MBBS and BDS admissions in the state for 2019-20.
Her counsel, Mr Amancharla Gopala Rao, told the court that the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences had issued a notification for admission into MBBS and BDS for 2019-20 for convener quota seats and its decision of deleting the sports quota reservation of 0.50 per cent.
Counsel submitted the earlier directions of the High Court in another petition, which had directed the state government to pass orders retaining the sports quota with suitable modifications from the academic year 2019-20. These directions were issued in August 2018 and the court had scrapped the sports quota for the 2018-19, as admissions were under process by the time the court orders were delivered.
The court had directed the implementation of the sports quota with some modifications from the next academic year (2019-20) and suggested that the government issue a fresh order deleting unheard of sports from the list of sports considered for the quota....