Madras HC gives relief to NRI medical PG aspirant
By Express News Service | Published: 20th May 2017 02:54 AM |
CHENNAI: A Vacation Judge of the Madras High Court has directed the selection committee to keep one seat vacant for an NRI in the admission for PG medical courses for 2017-18.
Justice R Mahadevan issued the directive on a writ petition from Dr S Shwetha, a resident of Abu Dhabi.
The petition sought to quash the provisional eligible list published by the selection committee on May 15 and to publish a fresh one under the NRI quota.
Originally, the petitioner, a resident of Chennai, had passed the MBBS in 2015 from a private medical college on April 23, 2015. She was given a permanent medical registration certificate to practice the profession by the TN Medical Council. She got married to an NRI and began living with him in Abu Dhabi from 2015.
As she stayed for more than 182 days there, she was given the status of an NRI. She applied under the NRI quota for admission in the PG course, wrote the NEET and scored 684.4357 marks. But her name did not find a place in the selection list. Hence, the present petition.
After issuing the directive, the judge also asked the petitioner to produce all documentary evidence before the selection panel.