Madurai

G.O. on medical seats between two streams of students challenged

HC Registry initially returned the petition without numbering it

A writ petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here challenging the validity of a Government Order issued on June 22 allotting 85% of MBBS/BDS seats in the State to students who had studied in Tamil Nadu State Board and only 15% of the seats to those who had studied in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) stream.

The petition filed by K. Sibi, a Madurai-based student who had scored 473 out of 500 marks in his Class XII examinations under CBSE syllabus and 476 (96.67%) out of 500 marks in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) conducted this year, has been listed before Justice K. Kalyanasundaram on Friday for deciding its maintainability.

Unfair

Filing an affidavit on behalf of the student, his lawyer father K.K. Kannan, who had decided to argue the case as a party-in-person, claimed that it was unfair on the part of the State Government to have issued such a G.O. at the last moment after finding that the students from the State had not performed well in the NEET 2017.

Though the High Court Registry initially returned the writ petition without numbering it on the ground that all cases related to NEET should be filed only before the Supreme Court, the lawyer managed to get it listed for deciding its maintainability after taking the issue to the notice of Mr. Justice Kalyanasundaram on Thursday.

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