Tamil Nadu Governor clears Bill to give 7.5% reservation to govt school students in medical admissions

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The governor had sought legal opinion of solicitor general of India through a letter dated September 26 and the opinion was received on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday gave his assent to a Bill granting horizontal reservation for 7.5% medical quota for government school students in the state.

An official press release said the governor has given assent to the Bill titled “Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy on Preferential Basis to the Students of Government Schools Bill 2020.”

It may be noted that the governor had sought legal opinion of solicitor general of India through a letter dated September 26 and the opinion was received on Thursday. “As soon as the opinion received, the governor has given assent to the Bill,” the release said.

On Thursday, the state government took the executive route to implement the quota regime from the current 2020-21 academic year itself and issued a government order to facilitate it. The Bill was passed by the Assembly on September 15.

The reservation will be applicable to state government quota seats in all government medical and dental colleges. It is also applicable to the seats allotted by the state government in the self-financing medical/dental colleges, minority and non-minority and under all disciplines.

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