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No state reservation policy for central allotted MBBS seats: HC
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No state reservation policy for central allotted MBBS seats: HC
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AGARTALA, September 16 (TIWN):Government of Tripura, once again, has faced a setback when the High Court of Tripura (HC) in a recent judgment declared that the medical seats (MBBS) allotted under central pool are to be awarded following the central reservation policy. 5 seats were allotted this year, to the state under the central pool. As the state government resorted to distribute the sears according to state’s own reservation policy, a student named Olivia Dasgupta (5th rank holder in PCB group) filed a writ petition in HC.The division bench of Chief Justice Deepak Gupta and S.C.Das in the final verdict pronounced yesterday, stated that no state reservation policy can be followed. The bench further made it clear that out of five central allotted seats four seats will go to Unreserved (UR) category and one will be reserved for Schedule Caste (SC) students.

Barnali Das (PCB Rank-69) also filed a writ petition challenging the decision of the counseling board which turned an UR seat into a SC seat. The HC directed the government to keep this seat for UR candidates and the same is to be provided on the order of merit.

Meanwhile, the honorable Chief Justice has expressed dissent after going through a letter of SC Welfare department’s Additional Director Mita Das and instructed the government to initiate actions necessary for committing such unacceptable mistakes in the letter, being a senior official at government department. Besides the HC has also asked to investigate into the matter as how without the filing of Right To Information (RTI) more two letters have come out. Senior Advocate Arun Kanti Bhoumik acted on behalf of the petitioners Olivia and Barnali where no public prosecutor contested the case,yesterday.    

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