Madras High Court has refused to stay  the Tamil Nadu government order on NEET exemption. The Tamil Nadu government had suggested  that 85 percent of seats in MBBS and BDS courses should be reserved for the state board students, while only 15 percent of seats should be reserved for students from other boards. Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana also declined to grant any interim stay on the government’s order while hearing a plea by Darnish Kumar and two others.Tamil Nadu State Health  Minister C Vijayabaskar had announced that a government order on June 22 had apportioned only 15 per cent of the seats for CBSE, ISCE and other recognized boards. Also Read: NEET 2017 All India Merit List: BFUHS releases list of NEET 2017 candidates who have appeared from Punjab on its official website, check list here

The decision was taken to protect the interests of 4.2 lakh medical aspirants from Tamil Nadu, who made up about 90 per cent of the total number of class 12 students in the state with only 4,685 students were from the CBSE stream. The Madras High Court bench also issued notices to the health and family welfare department’s secretary, medical education’s additional director, the selection committee’s secretary and the Medical Council of India, seeking their stands on the plea by July 5, 2017. The only permissible reservation is in favour of students who have studied in schools which have been situated within Tamil Nadu (TN). Also Read: NEET 2017 All India Merit List: BFUHS releases list of NEET 2017 candidates who have appeared from Punjab on its official website, check list here

As per PTI report, the petitioners had earlier submitted that the allocation of seats in medical colleges which will be on the basis of the board of education has been quashed by the Supreme Court. It has been made clear by the apex court that when the admission is based on entrance examination NEET, it should not make difference whether the qualifying examination is conducted by the state board or Central Board of Secondary Education because no discrimination can be made between the schools affiliated to both the boards, they submitted. Also Read: NEET UG 2017 Counselling for Punjab to begin from July 17 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses under 85 percent state quota