The Madras High Court today dismissed the appeal filed by Tamil Nadu challenging a single judge order quashing a government order which proposed 85% reservations in medical admissions for students from the state board.

The reservation was proposed to be effected after the students had cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

The judgment was delivered by a Division Bench of Justices Nooty Ramamohana Rao and M Dhandapani.

The appeal was made against the single judge decision rendered by Justice Ravichandrababu on July 14, who set aside the Government Order on the ground that, inter alia, it violated Article 14 of the Constitution.

In hopes to assail the same, the state made the present appeal, for which hearing had commenced on July 20. Final arguments for the appeal had concluded on July 28.

Advocate General R Muthukumaraswamy and Senior Advocate P Wilson represented the state government and the Tamil Nadu State Board for Education respectively.

On the respondents’ side, advocate VP Raman and Advocate Rahul Balaji appeared on behalf of the Medical Council of India and the CBSE respectively. Senior Advocates Nalini Chidambaran and PS Raman, among others, made arguments on behalf of individual CBSE students.