The Madras High Court's decision on the EWS quota in medical education is overturned by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has rejected the Madras High Court recommendation to the Centre to seek SC approval before implementing the EWS quota in medical education.

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has rejected the Madras High Courts' recommendation to the Centre to seek SC approval before implementing the EWS quota in medical education.However, the apex court made it clear that it is not contesting HC's order on merit but on the ground that the court should not have entered the order when considering a contempt complaint.Last month, the Madras high court refused to accept a 10% EWS pool among forward castes in MBBS admissions under AIQ, saying it would reduce the total reservation to less than 50% as outlined by the Supreme Court.Also see the video:Madras high court dismisses 10% quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) among forward castes in MBBS admissions under All India Quota (AIQ) on Tuesday, citing a 50% cap and nixing 10% EWS quota in medical seats, citing the Supreme Court's approval.

According to the Madras High Court, it is unlikely that all states that run government-run medical colleges will give up a specific number of seats to AIQ, but will have the right to enforce reservation according to state rules.