first_imgNews UpdatesStates Can Provide In-Service Quota In PG-Super Speciality Medical Courses: Kerala HC[Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Oct 2020 5:15 AMShare This – xObserving that the States have the power to provide quota for in-service candidates in PG-Super Speciality medical courses, the High Court of Kerala has directed that the 40 % in-service quota under the Kerala Medical Officers Postgraduate and Service Quota Act, 2008 should be given effect during the counselling for PG-Super Speciality medical seats.A division bench comprising Chief…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginObserving that the States have the power to provide quota for in-service candidates in PG-Super Speciality medical courses, the High Court of Kerala has directed that the 40 % in-service quota under the Kerala Medical Officers Postgraduate and Service Quota Act, 2008 should be given effect during the counselling for PG-Super Speciality medical seats.A division bench comprising Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly directed the State Government to prepare the list of candidates eligible for the 40% in-service quota and directed the Director General of Health Services and the National Medical Commission to implement the same.The bench issued the directions while considering a writ appeal filed by a group of candidates against the refusal of a single bench to pass an interim order to implement the in-service quota in the counselling, which was scheduled to take place on October 8.Disposing of the writ appeal on the day before the counselling date, the division bench directed the DGHS to fix a date of counselling insofar as in-service candidates in Kerala for admission to Super Speciality courses are concerned. Appearing for the appellants, Advocate George Varghese Perumpallikuttiyil submitted that the Supreme Court has upheld the power of the states to provide in-service quota in medical admissions in the recent Constitution Bench decision in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association and Others v. Union of India.The counsel also pointed out that the State Government had been providing in-service quota under the 2008 Act from 2009-10 until the Central Government directed to suspend it as per a notification issued in 2017. The Central Government issued the said notification following the SC decision in State of UP v. Dinesh Singh Johal reported in (2016) 9 SCC 749, which doubted the validity of reservation for in-service candidates.The division bench noted that as the Supreme Court has now upheld in-service quota in the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association case, the authorities are bound to implement it.”Now that the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association’s case (cited supra), held that the State has got authority and competence to provide reservation. Hence, we are of the considered view that directions issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association (cited supra) is binding on the National Medical Commission of India/State Government/Union of India”, the Court observed.The Court ordered :Now that the Hon’ble Supreme Court has made it clear that the State has the right to provide reservation, the position as on 2009-2010 has to be restored, as per the provisions in Kerala Medical Officers Postgraduate and Service Quota Act, 2008 and the rules framed thereunder. State Government is bound to implement the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association’s case (supra), giving effect to the same as per the statutory provisions and the rules. State is yet to prepare the list. Appellants and others have participated in the examination conducted for admission to the Super Speciality courses, which is the subject matter in this appeal. State Government is directed to prepare a list of eligible candidates, for admission against general and candidates against 40% reservation earmarked for in-service candidates, and accordingly, forward the list of candidates, both general as well as in-service candidates, to Director General of Health Services (respondent No.1), the authority for counselling the candidates for admission to the Super Speciality courses.”After this order of the High Court, the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) had issued a notice deferring the counselling in which it said thus:, “keeping in view the in-service reservation issue which has arisen out of Tamil Nadu and Kerala has been decided by the competent authority to postpone the Super Speciality/ DNB SS counselling 2020 till further orders.”Case name: DR.BILU B.S. vs. UNION OF INDIACase no.: WA.No.1302 OF 2020 Coram: Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. ChalyCounsel: Adv George Varghese Perumpallikuttiyil, for the appellants, CGC Jaishankar V. Nair, Sr.GP Aravindakumar Babu, Adv Titus Mani VettomClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

first_imgby Jim LitkeAP Sports Columnist (AP)—The calls that every agent with a kid in the draft dreads most are about money.“The first call is always about taxes,” longtime NFL agent Ralph Cindrich said a while back. “So few of these guys have had after-school jobs that they see their first paycheck and demand to know where the rest of the money went.”That won’t be a problem with Ndamukong Suh. NDAMUKONG SUH It’s not just that the projected top-three pick come April 22 is smart and sophisticated, qualities that Suh displayed again during an appearance last week on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Smart enough, anyway, that he’s lined up his first charitable donation even before he’s seen a single paycheck.At a time when most guys in his position would be out pricing a Bentley, the 23-year-old defensive tackle just pledged $2.6 million to his alma mater. It was the largest single gift ever by a Nebraska football player, among the largest-known contributions ever by an active pro athlete to his alma mater, and unprecedented for someone who hasn’t yet signed a contract.“I didn’t feel like I had to, but I definitely wanted to give back to the university that gave me so much,” Suh said when the donation was announced, just before Nebraska’s Red-White spring game kicked off.Pro athletes donate plenty to charities, but for reasons that university fundraising officers don’t completely understand, they give only so much to old State U.There are exceptions, to be sure: Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony recently gave $3 million to fund construction of a basketball facility at Syracuse; and Steve Smith, who collected a few sportsmanship and citizenship awards during 15 seasons in the NBA, donated $2.5 million to help build a student-athlete center on the Michigan State campus that bears his mother’s name.Veteran agents like Cindrich and Nashville, Tenn.-based Brian Parker routinely encourage clients to donate, as much to build relationships in the communities where they work or live as to take advantage of potential tax breaks. Even so, Parker was heartened to see a draft pick who’s that far out in front of the process.“It’s encouraging for a lot of reasons,” he said, “but it’s definitely not the norm. The best way to sell a player to a general manager is to be able to say he’s got it all—height, weight, speed, character, consistency and smarts. Everything I’ve read about Suh suggests he’s one of those.”The job of selling Suh belongs to agent Roosevelt Barnes, and it’s likely to be an easy one. The most recent comparable example was LSU defender Tyson Jackson, who went to Kansas City with the third overall pick in 2009 and has a six-year deal with $31 million guaranteed. And keep in mind that Jackson wasn’t nearly as decorated as Suh—a Heisman finalist and winner of the Outland, Bednarik, Nagurski and Associated Press Player of the Year awards last season.Then again, predicting any player’s future is always risky, even for someone like Suh, who came into the NFL scouting combine at 6-7 and 305 pounds and not only did every drill—something top picks often avoid—but nailed each one. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 32 times, ran 40 yards in 4.98 seconds and soared 35-1/2 inches in the vertical jump, the best for any defensive tackle since 2000.Yet scouts find his backstory just as compelling. It’s one reason why he’s been trailed by a camera crew for an NFL Network documentary the past few weeks. His mother, Bernadette, is a schoolteacher from Jamaica who required her son to post a 3.0 grade-point average before he could play football. His father, Michael, was born in Cameroon and became a mechanical engineer after moving to Portland.Suh graduated from Nebraska with a degree in construction management from the College of Engineering, to which $600,000 of his total pledge will go to endow a scholarship. The other $2 million will fund a renovation of the Cornhuskers’ strength and conditioning center, where Suh put in long hours.“He was one of the strongest guys I’ve ever seen on the field,” Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini told ESPN.com recently. He has great explosion, and despite all that, he moves like a basketball player. He’s really smooth.”And if nothing else, Suh’s donation should see to it that he won’t be the last guy from Nebraska to fit the description.(Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press.)last_img read more