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MBBS Students oppose hike in OBC Quota, MP High Court stays Government ordinance


MBBS Students oppose hike in OBC Quota, MP High Court stays Government ordinance

Petitioners Ashita Dubey, Richa Pandey and Suman, all MBBS students who had appeared for NEET 2019 for admissions to postgraduate medical courses, had challenged the state government’s ordinance on grounds that it violated provisions of Article 16(4) of the Constitution, their counsel Aditya Sanghi said.

 Jabalpur: The Madhya Pradesh High Court Tuesday, in an interim order, stayed the state government’s ordinance increasing reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) category to 27 per cent from the earlier 14 per cent.

The Congress government in the state had issued an ordinance on March 8 increasing the reservation in the OBC category to 27 per cent.

A division bench of justices RS Jha and Sanjay Dwivedi Tuesday stayed the state government ordinance which increased the percentage of reservation for OBCs.

Petitioners Ashita Dubey, Richa Pandey and Suman, all MBBS students who had appeared for NEET 2019 for admissions to postgraduate medical courses, had challenged the state government’s ordinance on grounds that it violated provisions of Article 16(4) of the Constitution, their counsel Aditya Sanghi said.

The government’s quota move had led to the reservation in the state reaching 63 per cent, a breach of the 50 per cent cap on the reservation, the counsel said.

The counselling for postgraduate courses is scheduled to start from March 25, Sanghi said.

It is directed that the respondents shall not provide reservation of more than 14 per cent for the OBC category in admission made to colleges on the strength of the ordinance which is a subject matter of this petition, the court said.

The court has sought replies within two weeks from the state director for medical education and the principal secretary of the medical education department.

Medical Dialogues had recently reported that a similar opposition was shown by the merit quota candidates in the state of  Maharashtra, where the merit quota seems to have shrunk after the introduction of Maratha quota to the existing merit quota system

Read Also: Where is the Merit in PG Medical Admissions? With Maratha quota in place, Medicos to again approach HC


Source: PTI
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    Ritesh Chauhan March 24, 2019, 2:22 am

    Ask them to take treatment from our colleagues via quota system then see their reaction…better to provide reservations on economic basis rather than divide & rule caste system

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    Dr Sharad Kumar Pai Raikar March 21, 2019, 12:44 pm

    Why politicians are making changes in education sector? If you are compromising in speciality medicine then what sort of specialist will be in field? Please keep politics away from professional education\’s so India can produce best amongst available on the basis of merit.