Hc Issues Notices To State Over Failure To Implement Ncc Quota In Med Admissions, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The high court on Monday issued notices to the state government in the petition filed challenging non-implementation of reservation to National Cadet Corps (NCC) candidates in medical admissions.

One Jangiti Lakshmi Narasaiah Narasimha moved high court with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition contending that the NCC certificates submitted by the candidates were not verified and considered for priority. Arguing on behalf of the petitioner, Kavitha Gottipati told the high court that one per cent reservation should be given to the eligible NCC students.

A priority list has to be prepared by applying reservation to those having NCC certificates according to the government GOs issued earlier. However, in the first phase of counselling held for admissions into MBBS and BDS courses, the NCC certificates are not verified and no priority list was prepared by applying one per cent reservation to the eligible candidates, by the Dr YSR Health University. She argued that not applying reservation under NCC category is nothing but depriving the rights guaranteed under articles 14 and 21 of the constitution.

The high court bench headed by Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and Justice Ninala Jayasurya wondered as to why a PIL was filed instead of filing a writ petition by the affected parties. The high court directed the respondents to file counter affidavits with complete details.

Kavitha sought interim directions to implement reservation and prepare a fresh priority list by including those eligible for reservation under NCC category before the second phase counselling for MBBS and BDS admissions. However, the high court was not inclined to give interim orders and observed that they are issuing notices in the anticipation of a solution to the students problem and posted the matter for further after four weeks.

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