New Delhi, August 31
The Supreme Court on Monday held that states are empowered to make particular provisions for granting quota in admissions in PG programs to authorities medical doctors serving in distant areas.
A five-judge structure bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra held that states have legislative competence to make particular provisions for reservation.
The prime court docket stated that the Medical Council of India (MCI) regulation that barred such reservation is unfair and unconstitutional.
The bench stated the MCI is a statutory physique and has no energy to make provisions for reservations.
The judgement was pronounced on a plea by Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association and others contending that giving reservation advantages would encourage these working in authorities hospitals and in rural areas.
The bench additionally comprised Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, MR Shah, and Aniruddha Bose. PTI