HC orders reservation of MBBS seat for SC girl

CHENNAI, JULY 16. The Madras High Court has ordered reservation of an MBBS seat for an SC girl, who was denied the seat because of a `technical error' wherein her school had been differently named in the rural reservation scheme list.

Ms. A. Devi of Ottakkadu in Thanjavur district, studied Plus-Two at the St. Arockiya Annai Higher Secondary School in Punnavasal. She had obtained 1010 marks out of 1200, was called for counselling and allotted a medical seat in the K.A.P. Medical College, Tiruchi this year under the rural quota.

However, since her institution was shown as a non- existent `Punnavasal Government Higher Secondary School' in the reservation list, she was refused admission. She had approached the court pointing out that besides the St. Arockiya Annai Higher Secondary School, Punnavasal had no other higher education school.

In her petition, Ms. Devi said she had been denied an MBBS seat because of a technical error, that too on the part of the Government.

Admitting the girl's writ petition, Mr. Justice Ibrahim Kalifulla gave an interim direction asking the Directorate of Medical Education and the MBBS Selection Committee to reserve a seat for her ``in any one of the Government Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu'' under the SC (rural) reservation quota.

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Referred by:Mukundan CM
Published on: July 17, 2001
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