The Supreme Court on Friday refused to permit reservation to doctors for academic admission to medical courses in the year 2020-2021.
Nageswar Rao, a bench led Justice ordered that the admission process is at the final stages, we cannot permit reservation for those who are working as doctors in this current year.
The Supreme Court did not give any opinion on the validity of a Tamil Nadu government order of November 7, allowing only 50% quota in super- speciality medical courses only in government colleges in Tamil Nadu. Few NEFT passed out doctors had challenged the government instruction when the Madras High Court chose not to interact.
Senior advocate C.S. Vaidyanathan, representative of Tamil Nadu Government explained that the total 369 super especially medical seats were there in the state. Yet, 70% of the doctors who passed out left the state. At least, working doctors would serve in the state till their retirement, he said.
All the details will be declared by February 2021. Also, the admission process which is in the final step would continue this year without in service reservation.
The supreme court also observed in the case of Kerala that the state government was unable to utilize the Kerala Medical officers admission process to postgraduate academic courses under service Quota Act of 2008, which is giving only for 40% reservation for working doctors in speciality courses.
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