[7/24, 8:04 PM] Sekarreporter: [7/24, 8:03 PM] Sekarreporter: IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS DATED: 09.07.2018 CORAM: THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE S.VAIDYANATHAN WRIT PETITION No.16591 of 2018 Sonal Shruthi …Petitioner Vs. 1. The Director of Medical Education, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. 2. The Selection Committee, rep. by its Secretary, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. 3. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, rep. by its Secretary, New Delhi. 4. The Medical Council of India, rep. by its Secretary, New Delhi. … Respondents Writ Petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India praying for the issuance of a writ of mandamus, directing the 2nd Respondent to allot 1 MBBS seat for the academic year (2018-2019) for the Petitioner, who is visually impaired by protecting her right under Right of Persons Disability Act, 2016. For Petitioner : Mr.A.Navaneetha Krishnan, Senior Counsel for Mr.R.Rajamohan For Respondents 1 & 2 : Mr.C.Manishankar, Additional Advocate General assisted by Mr.K.Krishnamoorthy, Addl. Government Pleader For 4th Respondent : Mr.V.P.Raman O R D E R Petitioner, who is visually impaired, has come up with this Writ Petition seeking a direction to the 2nd Respondent to allot one MBBS seat for her for the academic year (2018-2019) by protecting her rights under Right of Persons under Disability Act, 2016. [7/24, 8:04 PM] Sekarreporter: Case dismissed [7/24, 8:06 PM] Sekarreporter: Check out @sekarreporter1’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/sekarreporter1/status/1021765882832289792?s=08 [7/24, 8:06 PM] Sekarreporter: . Thus, in view of the guidelines laid down in the Prospectus, the case of the Petitioner, cannot, by any stretch of imagination said to be contrary to the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. This Court further observes that payment of a sum of Rs.100/- by means of a Demand Draft by the Petitioner as additional fee to treat her under ‘Disability Quota’ is not going to improve her case, as the Petitioner, who is Visually Impaired, has not satisfied the conditions stipulated in the Prospectus and the Guidelines framed by the Medical Council of India and there is no fault on the part of the Respondents in rejecting the Petitioner’s application. The Writ Petition is dismissed with the above observation. No costs. Consequently, connected W.M.P.Nos.19760 and 19761 of 2018 are closed. 09.07.2018 Index : Yes Internet : Yes Speaking Order : Yes Note to Registry: Issue copy of this order on or before 16.07.2018. (aeb) To: 1. The Director of Medical Education, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai.


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