Madurai: A visually impaired medical aspirant, who filed a petition seeking MBBS admission after being rejected an MBBS seat despite clearing NEET, has been granted life-changing relief by the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.
The bench has reportedly allowed his appeal of MBBS admission and directed the Secretary of Selection Committee to allot him a medical seat which was rejected to him while keeping to a disability certificate in consideration, which declared him 90 per cent impaired.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported the case of the said MBBS aspirant, J Vibin, who had scored 220 marks in NEET and had secured an All India Rank of 285 under the Disability quota.
In his petition, he added that the disability certificate that was issued by the state government stated that he had 75% visual impairment. Based on this counselling he was allotted Government Medical college, Pudukottai.
However, when he went to the college, he was asked to produce a fresh certificate to be issued by Madras Medical college. Doctors at Madras Medical College stated that he had 90% visual impairment, thus making him unfit for MBBS course under the disability rules. Based on the MMC order, his admission got turned down by the medical college.
Challenging the certificate issued by the MMC, contrary to the one issued by the state government, his petition before the court stated the MMC certificate was not signed by the specialist concerned and was incomplete.
Moreover, the petition challenged the grounds stating the medical college had no authority to say no to an admission allotment by the competent authority.
However, the hearing was adjourned by the judge, who additionally directed the state’s counsel to get instructions on the case.
Now, during the recent hearing, Justice V Parthiban has allowed the plea of the MBBS candidate.
The judge cited the Right to Persons with Disabilities Act, 2018 which ensures reservation for the differently abled persons and directed the Secretary of Selection Committee to allot a seat to the aspirant, confirms a recent report by TNIE.