Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Madras High Court today that the Central government is on the verge of making its decision on the implementation of Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservation in State-surrendered medical seats for the All India Quota (AIQ) in non-central medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. .The submission was made on behalf of the Central government in a contempt petition moved by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party, which had raised concerns that the OBC reservation may not be implemented this academic year, despite the High Court's earlier judgment for the same..In the last hearing, the Court had expressed that the apparent attempt by the Central government not to implement the OBC reservation this year appeared to be contempt of Court. .Central govt "attempt to not implement" OBC reservation in State-surrendered medical seats for 2021-22 appears to be contempt: Madras High Court.Appearing before the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, Solicitor General Mehta assured the Court today the Central government is expected to take a decision in the matter shortly. ."My request is your Lordships may have it on Monday. The decision at the central level is at a very, very advanced stage", he submitted. .The Court, in turn, recorded the submission and adjourned the matter until Tuesday, August 3. .By a July 27, 2020 order, the High Court had directed the constitution of a Committee to work out how the OBC reservation can be implemented from the academic year 2021-2022, with the participation of the Central government, the State government, the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India. .The DMK's contempt petition has moved moved in the wake of delays in implementing the OBC reservation during the present academic year, in line with the July 2020 order. .Last week, the Court noted that admissions into the medical colleges in the State can now be only upon implementing such reservation quota. .As such, the Bench opined that the Union's stance to defer the implementation of the OBC reservation until the Saloni Kumari case before the Supreme Court is decided was, prima facie, unacceptable..Therefore, the Court had granted the alleged contemnors a week's time to clarify their considered stance on the issue. In view of Solicitor General's statement today, the Court has now adjourned the case by another week..Senior advocate P Wilson appeared for the DMK. Apart from SG Mehta, ASG R Sankaranarayanan also appeared for the Central government.