The State government has told the high court that decision regarding implementation of 10 percent reservation to EWS would be taken by the board of governors. A proposal was sent to the board last month but no decision has been taken on it yet.
The State Government has filed an affidavit in the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday. The government has clarified that it is necessary to increase the seats to give financially weaker section (EWS) 10 percent reservation in MBBS courses in private and unaided medical colleges.
Its proposal is pending before the Board of Governors since June 11. The government stated that it could not give 10 percent reservation to economically weaker sections in private medical colleges till this proposal was not approved.
The government also requested the court to give necessary order to the Board of Governors in this regard.
The government informed that the State CET Cell had already clarified that 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections has been implemented in the admission of postgraduate medical and dental courses. But on June 4, 2019 the Supreme Court quashed the reservation. The government said in the affidavit that entrance capacity can be increased to provide reservation to the economically weaker sections.
After this, on June 21, the Central Government increased 970 seats of MBBS courses in medical colleges run by government to pave way for reservation to economically weaker sections in these colleges. No decision has been taken so far on the proposal to increase the entry capacity of private unaided medical colleges. Hence the seats reserved for the economically weaker sections have not been kept in these colleges.
Yash Bhutada, a resident of Amravati district , has filed a writ petition in the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court seeking directives to implement 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections in the private unaided medical colleges. The next hearing would be on Tuesday.
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