Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical entrance examination: High court closes petition on EWS quota | Kochi News

KOCHI: The Kerala high court has said it does not have to further clarify the 10% reservation granted for economically weaker sections (EWS) for admissions to veterinary and dental courses through KEAM Entrance Exam.
Justice PV Kunhikrishnan was considering a petition filed by Vinay Shanker of Oorakam in Malappuram seeking a directive to increase the seats for veterinary and dental courses so as to implement the reservation for EWS.
Responding to the petition, Director of Medical Education (DME) informed the court that the state government has taken a policy decision to grant 10% reservation for the EWS category and 10% seats have been set apart.
There is nothing illegal in doing so as the total reservation will not exceed 50%, the DME said in an affidavit while contending that the petitioner’s apprehension that there won’t be any seats available for EWS is baseless. An order issued by the government on March 20, 2020 was also produced before the court.
After considering these, the court said in the judgment of December 22, “In the light of the affidavit of the 3rd respondent (DME) and in the light of Ext.R3(a) Government Order, I think no further clarity is necessary for this writ petition.”
The high court closed the petition recording the affidavit and clause 5 of the government order, which orders for granting 10% reservation for EWS candidates.

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