After Supreme Court struck down the 16% reservation for socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) students on PG seats this year, the State government has decided to issue an ordinance to give protection to candidates in PG medical admissions.
The decision to promulgate ordinance to amend SEBC Reservation Act was taken in the Cabinet meeting in Mumbai on Friday. The Election Commission (EC) had on Thursday allowed the State government to issue an ordinance to uphold admissions of 253 PG medical and dental students from the Maratha community. Cabinet also decided to reimburse the fees to the affected candidates in private colleges.
The issue of drought was also discussed in detail during the meeting. The Cabinet reviewed drought situation, El-Nino effects, weather related predictions, water storage in various dams, fodder availability and seeds stock. Currently 5493 tankers are in operation in 4331 villages. Rs 162 crore have been given for fodder camps.
CM Devendra Fadnavis also directed to speed up issuing of ration cards in rural areas where people have applied for, especially in drought prone areas. He also directed for more works under EGS.