HC suggests Tamil Nadu govt to consider conducting TNMC election online

The Madras High Court has suggested the State government to hold elections to the Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC) through online/e-voting.

Justice R Subramanian gave the suggestion on two writ petitions and one more by Dr S Syed Thahir Hussain of Madurai, today.

In the first week of this month, the judge ordered the Government to postpone the Council elections for three months.

This interim order, passed on December 6, was submitted by senior advocate R Shamugasundaram on the grounds that Tamil Nadu’s Medical Registration Act, which governs elections and other matters, will be thoroughly revised in three months.

Recording the submission, the judge ordered the government to review the 1914 Act within three months and then hold elections.

The petitions sought to quash the notification dated October 19, 2022, which notified the election for TNMC Elections and sought directions to the Chief Secretary of the State and the Health Secretary to make provisions for the online voting system. He also wanted a retired judge of the High Court to be appointed as an independent administrator to hold elections within a period to be determined by the Court.

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