GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - The State government is going to move the Gauhati High Court with a petition to review its August 25, 2017 order on admission to the medical colleges of the State. The court order may prevent a vast section of the students belonging to the OBC (other backward classes) and the tea garden and ex-tea garden communities from getting their names enrolled in medical colleges of the State.
In view of this, students belonging to these communities and their guardians resisted the counselling proposed to be held today for admission to the State�s medical colleges.
The problem arose when the State government notified the admission rule for the medical colleges this year with a provision for exclusion of the students belonging to the creamy layer of the OBC. However, the quotas for the students belonging to the OBC and the tea garden and ex-tea garden communities were raised respectively from 15 per cent in 2015 to 26 per cent and from eight per cent in 2015 to 18 per cent by the 2017 rule, which was notified after the names of the qualified students under the State quota were declared, following the NEET examination held in this connection.
This new rule was challenged by some of the students, who were declared non-eligible by the creamy layer clause, in the Gauhati High Court. Some of the aspirant students, who were affected by the mandatory provision of the 2015 rule for studying in the State schools between classes VII and XII and the amended provision of 2016 rule, which made it compulsory for the aspirants to study in the State schools between classes VI and X, also challenged these provisos.
The Gauhati High Court scrapped the rules of 2016. It also directed the State government to go by the 2015 rule in matters of admission of students to the medical colleges.