SC not to entertain physically-challenged candidate's plea

One-liner: The SC on Thursday refused to entertain a plea of a physically challenged candidate who was denied admission to PG course in dermatology in a medical college of West Bengal on the ground that there was no reservation for such candidates under state quota.

Admission process almost over: A bench said it would not interfere at the last minute when the admission process is almost over and moreover, it may affect some other students who is already admitted.

Come next time: The bench asked the applicant to come next time when it would form a panel to examine the issue.

27 reserved seats: The student, in the plea, said that West Bengal does not provide quota in admission to physically challenged persons in PG courses in dermatology despite the fact there were 27 reserved seats for such students in PG courses. 

Denial of quota arbitrary: The plea said denial of quota in the dermatology course was arbitrary and discriminatory.

What the counsel said: The counsel for the state said quotas for physically-challenged students were available if a student comes through the all-India merit list.

No provision: The state quota in PG admissions does not have the provision for reservations for physically-challenged students.

Source: PTI