71 seats reserved at IIMs for disabled candidates: HC told
A total of 71 seats were reserved for the disabled candidates in seven Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), the Bombay High Court was told on Tuesday.
A Division Bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S C Dharmadhikari was informed about the reservation during hearing on a petition filed by one Rahul Girreddy, who took CAT, but was denied admission in quota for the disabled.
As many as 270 candidates were shortlisted in the category for these 71 seats and invited for group discussion round, according to the figures compiled by IIM- Ahmedabad.
On the last occasion, the court had sought this information. IIM-Ahmedabad lawyer said at Ahmedabad all the 12 reserved seats had been filled, but he did not know about the situation elsewhere.
Under the Prevention of Disability Act, 1995, 3 per cent of seats have to be reserved in government-run educational institutes for handicapped persons.
The petitioner had alleged this quota was not being implemented and demanded 90 reserved seats in total.
The court, however, was not inclined to hear the matter further. At the last hearing, the Judges had wondered if Bombay High Court had jurisdiction in this case.
On Tuesday, the HC disposed of the plea as the petitioner agreed to make a fresh representation to Chief Commissioner for the Disabled about his grievance. The commissioner would decide the issue, it said.