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Sports Quota in Medical Colleges of Punjab; Supreme Court overrules High Court’s decision to give 3%.

The Supreme Court has set aside the High Court order directing the Punjab government to provide 3 per cent sports quota reservation in medical and dental colleges.

Dismissing a section of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which directed the Punjab government to provide three instead of one per cent reservation under the sports quota in state-run medical and dental colleges, the Supreme Court said that the courts have to provide quota writ cannot be issued for.

The decision was given as a result of the Punjab government’s appeal against the 2019 common judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court which asked for the issuance of a fresh notification for providing a raised sports quota of 3 percent in place of the executive-decided sports quota for government-run medical and dental colleges of the state.

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It was earlier directed by the High Court to provide one per cent quota for “children/grand-grandchildren of terrorist affected persons/Sikh riot affected persons” in all private unaided non-minority medical/dental institutions in the state. should go.

Additionally, the High Court had directed that the reservation for terrorist and riot-affected candidates shall apply to the management seats as well.

High court judgement partially examined

The judgement explained that the question regarding whether the high court was correct in providing one per cent quota for children or grandchildren of terrorist or riot-affected persons in admissions has become “academic” due to the state providing reservations, while adding that the “question of law” remains open.

The judgement said, “So far as the second direction issued by the High Court directing to provide for a sports quota of three per cent in Government Medical/Dental Colleges in the State of Punjab is concerned, the same is hereby quashed and set aside by observing that no writ of mandamus could have been issued by the High Court.”

(With India Today Input)

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