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Challenge To 27% OBC Reservation In AYUSH PG Admissions : Supreme Court Asks MP High Court To Decide Soon

Lawstreet Journal 25 Mar 2022 8:10pm

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The Supreme Court on Monday requested the Madhya Pradesh High Court to expeditiously decide the writ petition filed challenging the State Government's policy to increase the reservation for the OBC category from 14% to 27%, for admission in the All India Ayush Postgraduate Entrance Test, 2021.

The petition before the High Court has challenged Section 4 of the Madhya Pradesh Lok Seva (Anusuchit Jatioyon, Anusuchit Janjatiyon Evam Anya PichhdaVargon to Arakshan) Sanshodhan Adhyadesh, 2019 which provided for reservation for Other Backward Class (OBC) to be increased from 14% to 27%, for being in direct conflict with the decision of the Apex Court in Indira Sawhney & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors.

A Bench comprising Justice Nageswara Rao and Justice BR Gavai has issued the direction without going into the merits of the case and while considering importance of the matter which relates to admission to Ayush courses for the academic year 2022- 2023.

The direction has been issued in a special leave petition filed by the Director, Directorate of Ayush, challenging the interim order passed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court by which admission to Ayush Courses for the academic year 2022-2023 were directed to be made on the basis of reservation of OBCs restricted to 14%.

It was argued by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on behalf of the Directorate of Ayush that the High Court committed an error in issuing a direction in spite of the statute providing for enhancement of reservation from 14% to 27 % in respect… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe   All India Ayush Postgraduate Entrance Test  
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