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AIADMK Moves Supreme Court For 50% Reservation For OBC In UG, PG Medical Seats

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AIADMK moves to SC on implementation of 50% reservation for OBC in Undergraduate, Post Graduate and diploma medical seats of All India Quota as the State Law.

The Tamil Nadu’s ruling party AIADMK moves to the Supreme Court for a direction to implement 50% reservation for the OBC in undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma medical seats of the All India Quota as the state law.

It was said in the petition that the AIADMK has been seeking adequate representation for OBCs at the State and Central levels for decades now. A key instance of this was the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on 30 September 1991 wherein the eternal General Secretary of the petitioner and the then Chief Minister Late Dr. J. Jayalalithaa urged the Centre to provide 50% reservation in all its services and educational seats for OBCs in an effort to set an example to other states. Efforts were repeated by then Chief Minister Late Dr. J. Jayalalithaa at the Chief Ministers’ Conference on 10 April 1992,wherein she pushed for 50% reservation without any income caps.

The petitioner contended further that the Writ petition is brought assailing the grave omission by RespondentNo.1 in assuring that OBCs are adequately represented in seats in non- central medical educational institutions. In the past several academic years, OBCs have been grossly underrepresented in the All-India-Quota seats in undergraduate, diploma, PG diploma and post graduate medical colleges across the country.

Also, the petitioner added that it is a matter of fact that negligible numbers of OBC candidates were allocated any of the State-surrendered seats to the All India Quota in non- central Government medical institutions. This is in contra distinction to the reservation ethos in the State of Tamil Nadu and the current existing law [the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions and of appointments or posts in the Services under the State)Act,1993] which provides 50% reservation for OBCs(18% for Scheduled Castes and1% for Scheduled Tribes).

Therefore, the Writ Petitioner is seeking a writ of mandamus to direct Respondent No.1 to implement 50% OBC reservations in the State of Tamil Nadu in the State-surrendered seats in the All India Quota for all undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses for the year 2020- 2021 and also seek sad-interim relief to safeguard these seat spending disposal
of the present writ petition.

“Reservation in the State of Madras has pre-dated the Indian Constitution for instance the Government through ‘communal’ orders passed in 1921,1927 and 1947 directed for proportionate representation in Government appointments. After the Constitution came into force, reservations in the State were applied even more vigorously and the State introduced the roster system for the first time in 1951”, mentioned in the petition.

Read the petition here;


-India Legal Bureau

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