He also held that the reservation indirectly meddled with the object and process of the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) and compromised on merits of selection.
The judge directed authorities to prepare a fresh merit list and conduct the counselling for admissions accordingly. He had on July 11 reserved orders on the petitions by Darnish Kumar, a student represented by his parents, and two others and ordered status quo on the admission process till the adjudication of the matter.
The state government had defended the G.O, saying the policy of the state government was not in favour of NEET, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). More than 50 per cent of the questions in the NEET were based on the CBSE syllabus and hence there was an inequality in the all-India exam, it had contended.
As per the earlier schedule, the merit list for medical courses was to be published today and the counselling to start on July 17.
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