Madras High Court directed Secretary of Department of Health and Family Welfare, Tamil Nadu, to take immediate decision on reservation for admission to educational institutions for children of retired personnel from para military forces.
The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sunder gave the direction on a PIL from P Santhakumar, who retired as constable from Border Security Force on October 31, 2013.
“We direct that the Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu, should take necessary decision in pursuance of the communication of the Central Government on November 23, 2012, on reservation to the children of retired para military forces in educational institutions”, the judges said.
“It should be done immediately in order to facilitate the benefit to be availed of by such persons for the academic year 2017-2018”, the judges said.
Santhakumar submitted that under special categories in government colleges for medical education, five seats were reserved for MBBS and one for BDS.