Mumbai: In the absence of state’s ruling on seat division in medical colleges based on regional reservation, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has allowed unaided medical colleges to conduct admission to seats themselves.
The above decision was taken in response to a writ filed by Marathwada Parents Teachers Association, Latur, requesting for clarity on the state’s proposal to decide seats in unaided medical colleges on a 70: 30 ratio.
Under this arrangement, 70 per cent seats would be reserved for domicile preferences and the rest for outsiders.
A division bench of Justices S.V. Gangapurwala and S.S. Patil after hearing the petition had asked the state government to submit its reply on its policy with regards to domicile students .In the absence of a state affidavit in this regard the court said it would refrain from proceeding on the issue and would pass an intimidating order, regarding the same.
The petitioners counsel had said that the division bench had observed that there was no basis for making the 70:30 reservation and added that the state government could not move further on it without the law being enacted for it.
The government pleader responding to the petitioner arguments said the state government had filed an affidavit at the behest of the court, which did not mention the 70:30 bifurcation
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court in turn observed, “In case there is no legislation enacted, then the judgment of this court in the case of Association of the Managements of Unaided Engineering Colleges (supra) would apply,”reports Asian Age
The matter is up for hearing on June 5