Govt to decide on quota in super speciality posts in AIIMS: SC
The Supreme Court on Thursday put the ball in Centre’s court to take a call on providing reservation in appointment for faculty posts in speciality and super speciality posts in medical colleges including the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). “We clarify that it is for the Central Government to take a decision as to whether there should be reservation in speciality and super speciality posts,” a five-judge bench headed by justice H.L. Dattu said. The Centre had moved the apex court seeking review of a Constitution Bench judgement which had said it cannot take a view contrary to the one expressed in 1992 by a nine-judge bench in the Indra Sawhney case, also known as the Mandal case, that there could be no compromise with merit at super speciality stage. As soon as Additional Solicitor General L. Nageshwar Rao opened his arguments, the bench said the judgement makes it clear that the Centre has to follow the advice given in the Indra Sawhney case.