‘Indian Citizen’ includes OCI card-holders for professional course admission: Karnataka HC

‘A division bench of Justices B V Nagarathna and N S Sanjay Gowda of the Karnataka High Court heard the joint writ petitions of minor Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders and the state government in the matter of interpretation of section 2(1)(n) of the Karnataka Professional Educational Institution (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006.

The petitions were filed in an appeal against the previous order of a single judge bench that ruled that OCI card holders cannot be included in the ambit of Non-Resident Indians (NRI). Relief was prayed by minor students born to Indian parents abroad to allow them to be eligible to appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET-2019) for selection or allotment of seats in B-Tech/BE/B.arch.

The court held that an OCI holder cannot be treated the same as an NRI by the state. The amendment in the state act to do so was contradictory to the overriding central notification. The order of the single bench was upheld to consider OCIs to be indian citizens as per section 4 of the Citizenship Act, 1955…#lawcutor#legalupdates #lawnews #currentaffairs #lawupdates #lawnews #lawcutorlatest #karnatakahighcourt #oci #nri #indiancitizen #eligibility #admission #engineering #citizen 

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