States can make provisions for reservation for in-service medical officers in PG courses, MCI has no power: Supreme Court

The judgment was pronounced this morning by a Constitution Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, MR Shah and Aniruddha Bose
States can make provisions for reservation for in-service medical officers in PG courses, MCI has no power: Supreme Court
Supreme Court

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today held that the Medical Council of India (MCI) has no power to make any provision for reservation for in-service medical officers in respect of Post Graduate Degree Courses in Medical Colleges (Tamil Nadu Medical Officers’ Association & Ors v. Union of India & Ors).

The Court also held that the States were within their authority to provide for a separate source of entry in this respect.

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