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PG Medical Admissions: Maharashtra HC stays domicile quota proposed by State

Mumbai: A government resolution, dated April 27, making it mandatory for post graduate aspirants of the state to have a domicile, has been stayed by the  Bombay High Court. The court observed that the delay in the issuing of the circular to this effect, held the aspirants at a disadvantageous situation and hence cannot be applicable  at a time when the list was about to be declared. The list was announced on April 30.

The writ petitioners Dr. Gagandeep Mahi and others who filed the petition in the court of the division bench of Justices Shatanu Kemkar and Anant Badar seeking  interim relief against the government resolution,felt that the obligations imposed by the state vis-vis post graduate admissions on them , so late in the day were illegal and arbitrary.

Advocate V.M. Thorat the petitioners counsel submitted that the condition of domicile state of Maharashtra  was contrary to the earlier notified rules for admission.

The counsel for the state however, opposed the petition, citing that “the first selection list has already been published and therefore, at this stage no interference is called for, ” reports the Asian Age.

The court felt that there existed a case for grant of interim relief and  stay.

The DMER, which had announced a similar quota for UG courses, is now planning to  approach the Supreme Court.

“We had planned to announce the reservation in two phases — first for PG courses and later for UG courses. Now the High Court has stayed our decision in PG courses. We will now seek justice from the Supreme Court,” said Pravin Shinghare, Director, DMER.

On Thursday, GR  released by the state demarcated  67 per cent of PG seats in private and deemed medical colleges for Maharashtra’s domicile aspirants.

It also  introduced social reservations  in deemed and private medical colleges, giving away 25 per cent of the seats in these medical institutions to candidates from the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Vimukta Jati, Nomadic Tribes (VJNT) and Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Attached is the copy of the Judgement:


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  1. FOR PG seats how many type reservations- each state have each fees. what is the adventage for NEET Exam. NEET IS made commen for PG medical seat with different rules in different states. What a crime is that ? PG not give any reservations as state quota., Central quota, also fees in each college to be same in all states -why MCI have different rules and all the confusion to make bribe and grab extras from students – then why contucting NEET Exmination ? One india and one rules to be applicable – UP to under graduate quota system or any thing give and PG & NEET COuld be avoided all this.