The Supreme Court today turned down a batch of petitions – including by the Tamil Nadu government – seeking 50 per cent OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu for All India Quota seats in state-run medical colleges this academic year.
Tamil Nadu government, ruling AIADMK and the DMK had moved the top court after the centre had said that it was not possible to extend 50% OBC reservation this year.
The High Court, on July 27, had directed the Central government to constitute a committee comprising representatives from the Centre, state and Medical Council of India to decide on the issue of providing OBC reservation in all-India seats (AIQ) surrendered by Tamil Nadu for medical admission. The court, however, had also said that any decision of the committee would be applicable only for future academic years and not this one.
Earlier this month, the centre informed the top court that it is not possible to extend reservation benefits to OBCs in medical seats under AIQ in Tamil Nadu this year.