TN Governor grants assent for horizontal quota in medical admissions

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The assent comes lower than 24 hours after the Tamil Nadu authorities determined to take the chief route

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday granted assent to the Bill offering for 7.5% horizontal quota for NEET-qualified college students of State authorities colleges for admissions to undergraduate medical programs.

The Governor’s assent comes lower than 24 hours after the Tamil Nadu authorities determined to take the chief route citing powers underneath Article 162 of the Constitution and issued a G.O to offer for the quota.

“This is to inform the people of Tamil Nadu that the Governor has given his 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,” a press release from the Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan said. The Bill was passed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on September 15.

The release said the Governor had sought legal opinion of the Solicitor General of India through a letter dated September 26 and his opinion was received on Thursday. “As soon as the opinion was received, the Governor has given assent to the Bill,” the Raj Bhavan mentioned.

Last week, Mr. Purohit had knowledgeable DMK president M.Ok. Stalin that he wanted three to 4 weeks to resolve on the matter and that he had conveyed the identical to a delegation of ministers who had met him to hunt his assent to the Bill.



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