Govt doctors in rural area win reservation in PG courses

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/1/2020 12:32:13 PM

NEW DELHI, Aug 31: A decision that will benefit the government doctors in remote rural areas across the country, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the state governments to fix their quota in admissions in the post-graduation (PG) courses.
A 5-judge Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra held that the states have the legislative competence to make special provision for them. It struck down the regulation of the Medical Council of India(MCI), barring such reservations as arbitrary and unconstitutional, holding that it has no power on the reservations.
The verdict was pronounced by Justice M R Shah on a writ petition in 2018 by the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association, in which nine others had joined through the writs from Kerala, West Bengal and Maharashtra, four in 2018 and five in 2019. Balu Madhukar Patil from Nashik was the petitioner from Maharashtra. Other judges on the Bench were Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and Aniruddha Bose.

 

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