CHENNAI: The community certificate issued by the authorities in other States cannot be held valid for the native of Tamil Nadu for admission in medical courses, the Madras High Court has ruled.
Justice S Vaidyanathan gave the ruling while dismissing a writ petition from S Geetha recently. Geetha was originally from Tamil Nadu. For studies, she migrated to Andhra Pradesh where she obtained her ST community certificate. As she was not selected for medical course in Tamil Nadu, she approached the High Court.
“In this case, dehors the question of migration, it is an admitted fact that the petitioner has obtained community certificate from the State of Andhra Pradesh and in view of Clause 18(b) of the Prospectus, she will not be entitled to any relief and her candidature can be considered only under the Open Category and not under the reserved category,” the judge said.
In this connection, the judge cited a decision by the Supreme Court, which had held that a person belonging to SC/ST community, who has migrated from the State of origin to some other State for purpose of education or employment, will be deemed to be an SC/ST of the State of his/her origin and will be entitled to derive benefits from the State of origin and not from the State to which she/he has migrated.