Order on medical college seats reserved by Hyderabad High Court
Hyderabad: Petitions filed for and against for medical college admissions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana saw the High Court division bench refrain from giving a verdict.
The GO 550 was issued in 2001 by the united AP state for filling seats, allocated to meritorious reserved category candidates which had fallen vacant due to nonfulfillment by students of another reserved category.
Petitions were filed in favour of and against the GO. The court on an earlier occasion stayed implementation of para 5(2) of the GO for filling seats (allocated to meritorious reserved category candidates) which fell vacant when candidates join another college under the reserved category (sliding).
It was when concerned universities began filling up the vacant seats based on merit that objecting candidates belonging to reserved category approached the High Court to seek justice.
Yet other candidates filed petitions stating that the meritorious candidates would lose if vacant seats were occupied by the candidate of the same reserved category. They also feared that this procedure would cut into the 50% reservation granted reported TNIE.
In an earlier story done by Medical Dialogues it was reported that an Andhra Pradesh Government Order(GO), which mandated filling of vacancy of a medical seat by a student from the reserved category, only if the vacancy arose due to the decision of the student from the reserved category to move from the seat secured by him in open category, was stayed by a High Court division bench
The bench that stayed this order comprised of Justice T. Rajani and Justice V. Ramasubramanian.