July 14, 2017: The Madras High Court’s Justice K. Ravichandra Baabu has nullified the order of Tamil Nadu government that demanded 85% reservation for the state board students and 15% for other boards. An order was passed by the judge on the appeal moved by a student of CBSE board, C. Darnish Kumar, besetting the reservation that has been provided to students from the State Board. The state government notified the order on June 22 where it was stated about providing 85 percent reservation in the Undergraduate medical seats present in the quota of the state board students and 15 percent to other board’s students. RELATED NEWS: NEET 2017 Tamil Nadu Admissions: Madras HC refuses to stay Government order of 85 percent seat reservation

The Advocate General of Tamil Nadu has opposed the plea and has submitted that the state government is still not in favour of NEET. He said that, “Two Bills have been already passed in the State Assembly exempting student from Tamil Nadu from NEET and the same are pending for President’s assent.” RELATED NEWS: NEET UG Counselling 2017 1st Allotment List to release on July 15, Choice filling and locking is open now, Check updates

The Advocate General of Tamil Nadu also pointed out that in the state of Tamil Nadu around 88,431 students appeared for NEET. Out of the total, 4675 students are from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). He added by saying that “Since NEET is the basis of admission, to ensure fair and equal opportunity to candidates from different boards, such reservation is provided in the seats available in the State quota.”