On Tuesday, Punjab and Haryana court held that the students who have qualified their Class XII examination from the Chandigarh are now eligible to apply for the MBBS seats available in the Punjab under the 85% Quota reserved for Punjab Resident. The court further explained that these students should be genuine resident of the Punjab.
The order is passed by a division bench controlled by the chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul during a petition hearing filed that was filed by Harleen Cheema, qualified class XII examination under a Medical stream from Chandigarh.
The petitioner wanted admission to the MBBS course offered by the Punjab colleges but unable to avail the quota available for Punjab residents. Harleen filed the petition stating that she has completed its basic education from the Chandigarh city that is also a capital of Punjab hence she should be eligible to avail the 85% quota offered to the resident of Punjab.
As proof, she has submitted a legal document stating that she is a legal Punjab resident because she has family property in the state. She also mentioned a 1996 notification released by the state government.
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