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Madras HC issued notice to officials of National Board of Examinations

Madras HC issued notice to NBE New Delhi
A Madras High Court bench today issued a notice to officials of National Board of Examinations (NBE) including its authorised signatory for failing to adopt 27 per cent reservation to OBC candidates.

The bench also sought to declare the results of admission for this year's Post Graduate Medical courses including MD, MS and diploma courses, as ultra vires.

Justice Nagamuthu, hearing a petition filed by one Dr A Jegan of Tirunelveli district, also ordered to serve notice to the National Counselling committee and director of Medical Education.

The petitioner submitted that results published by respondents for the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (Post Graduate) showed that 27 per cent reservation had not been provided to OBC candidates.

He said tests were held for a total of 9,075 seats. OBCs should have been given 2,450 seats, but were given only 310.

The cut-off allotted to them showed only 310 OBCs got seats. Contending that the counselling committee had failed to implement the reservation system, he pointed out the 27 per cent reservation had been upheld by the Supreme Court.

Besides, 50 per cent of the PG diploma courses should be reserved for Medical officers in government service. This provision had also not been implemented.

Another provision in determining merit, namely 10 per cent mark for each year of service in remote rural areas had also not been implemented, the petitioner said, adding he had got 38.76 per cent, while actually he should have been given 46.51 per cent taking his village service into consideration.

The Petitioner works at Nagore in the ESI hospital. Jegan also sought an interim direction to revise the rank list/results of the NEET (Post graduate) 2013 results/rank list by providing 27 per cent reservation for OBC category students and allot respective seats by conducting fresh counselling.

PTI

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