Center’s application in SC on Madras High Court’s remarks against EWS quota


The Supreme Court will hear on Monday in the matter of 10 percent quota for the Economically Weaker (EWS) category in the All India Quota of Medical Colleges. The permission of the Supreme Court was said to be mandatory in this case by the Madras High Court. On this decision of the High Court, the Center had filed a petition in the Supreme Court regarding this.

Approval of the top court was told mandatory

Significantly, the Madras High Court had dismissed the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s petition against the central government. In its judgment on August 25, the High Court had on July 29 recognized the 27 per cent reservation given to the OBC class by the central government. OBC candidates have got this 27 percent reservation under All India Quota in Central Medical Colleges. During this, the High Court had said that the approval of the Supreme Court would be necessary for 10 percent quota under vertical reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS).

The central government reached the Supreme Court on September 3


This reservation for EWS will be considered illegal till the approval of the Supreme Court. After this decision of the Madras High Court, the Central Government had moved the Supreme Court on September 3. Now the petition of the Central Government will be heard by a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna. Apart from the Centre, the apex court will also hear the petitions related to the notifications of Neil Aurelia Nunes and Yash Tekwani.

Tamil Nadu’s petition was dismissed saying

Earlier, the Madras High Court had approved the Centre’s notification, in which the Center had given 27 per cent reservation to OBC candidates. This reservation has been given under All India Quota in Central Medical College. However, the court rejected the petition of Tamil Nadu, in which it had sought more reservation. The court said that the reservation in undergraduate, post graduate, diploma medical and dental courses under the All India Quota should be the same for all states.



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