Today Justice Anu Sivaraman of Kerala High Court dismissed the writ petition filed by two doctors who appeared in NEET examination for PG medical course without claiming reservation under minority community and after two round of seat allotment, she is seeking direction from the court that their minority certificate should be considered for allotment of seat in mop-up round.
The contention of the petitioner is that She belongs to Christian community and that she is eligible to be considered in the minority category for admissions. However, by mistake, in the application submitted, she had not raised the claim. It is stated that mop-up allotments are notified on 22/7/2020 and a notification dated 21.7.2020 which granted an opportunity to the newly included candidates to rectify any defects in their applications and to upload the certificates in support of such rectifications till 9 a.m. on 24.7.2020, so a chance had been given to all applicants to correct any defects in their application till 9:00 a.m. on 24.7.2020.
The counsel for respondent submitted that the petitioner was specifically one submitted in the general category without claiming the benefit of minority status and without uploading the minority certificate, which was available with the petitioner even on the date of submission of the application. Further the petitioner, who has applied as a general candidate, cannot at the distance of time, after two rounds of allotment, attempt to change her category from general to minority to the detriment of several persons who stand included in the admission procedure.
India Legal Bureau