The Madhya Pradesh high court stayed the state government’s regulation on provision for reservation in Non-Resident Indian (NRI) quota for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in private medical and dental colleges till further orders.
The order came on Monday.
The government issued the regulation on August 27 allowing reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes in the NRI quota.
The Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of (APDMC) MP and the Chirayu Charitable Foundation challenged the decision in the court.
Senior counsels Vivek Tankha, Ajay Gupta and Amalpushp Shroti appeared for the petitioners and argued that the state has no powers to create reservation in the NRI quota as there is no provision in the law for it.
Gupta said 15% seats are reserved for NRI quota in admissions to MBBS and BDS courses in the private medical and dental colleges.
The high court issued notices to the state government, the director of medical education and the admission and fees regulatory committee.