Court notice to Delhi University over OBC reservation

July 27th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Delhi High Court has issued notices to Delhi University over its alleged failure to implement reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in some medical colleges of the capital. Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notices to the university and the Medical Council of India Friday and asked them to file their response on why reservation was not provided in some medical colleges of the varsity.

The court was hearing a petition filed by a group of medical aspirants who alleged that colleges run by Delhi University refused to grant reservation to them on the ground that they have not been allowed to increase the number of seats.

The students alleged that despite the apex court upholding the government’s policy of providing 27 percent reservation for OBC candidates, the university refused to implement it.

The petitioners said that out of three medical colleges, the university has allowed reservation in only Lady Hardinge Medical College. In Maulana Azad Medical College and University College of Medical Sciences it has refused to give reservation, they alleged.

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