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Maharashtra promulgates ordinance for SEBC quota in clinical training

by Lisa A. Yeager

Spelling remedy to around 250 put up-graduate students on the warpath because nearly a fortnight, Maharashtra Governor CV Rao on Monday signed an ordinance to offer the advantage of reservations in admissions to social and educationally backward classes in scientific and dental undergraduate and publish-graduate publications.

The Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2019, followed a recommendation via the Maharashtra government, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.

Accordingly, there might be reservations in favor of candidates belonging to SEBCs for the cutting-edge educational year 2019-2020 and for admissions to different academic publications, such as undergraduate courses requiring the passing of NEET or any other countrywide entrance exam.

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The coordinator for the agitating students, Harshal Patekar, said that the Ordinance has not yet been uploaded to the Department of Medical Education and Research and the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Cell (CET).

“We shall continue our stir until this is accomplished and we are accepted to resume our respective duties where we’ve taken admissions. We count on it to manifest later tonight or tomorrow (Tuesday),” Patekar told IANS.

After the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court scrapped the applicability of SEBC quotas for the present-day academic year (2019), 250 clinical students who had secured admissions to various publish-graduation guides in Maharashtra were left with an uncertain future.

Launching their agitation almost weeks ago, they demanded the national authorities’ immediate intervention to prevent them from dropping a precious instructional year.

The state authorities had assured them last week that they’d promulgate an Ordinance to reserve their seats, which eventually came through on Monday.

The PG clinical guides had commenced on May 2, but on May five, the scholars knew that their admissions were canceled, although they had paid full fees and joined responsibilities.

They had secured admissions based on the Maratha quota (SEBC) while canceling their seats received through the All India Quota. However, Padekar stated that the SEBC quota has been invalid for the past 12 months.

The worst part was that all different alternatives to searching for admissions, like entrance exams, have already closed, and the students stand to lose their educational year, he delivered.

The Bombay High Court had, on May four, stated that the March eight notification on the implementation of the brand new 16 percent reservations for the Maratha community below the SEBC quota could now not be relevant to the post-graduate medical admission method which had already been given underway in advance.

Following this, the country’s government moved the Supreme Court in search of an ex-parte stay at the Bombay HC ruling and left to report an enchantment.

However, the apex court docket also upheld the Bombay HC order, saying that the SEBC Act, Section sixteen(2), bars the furnishing of reservations if the entrance check had already started earlier than the Act got into force.

The state authorities contended that these college students who secured admission under the SEBC were allotted admissions below the All India quota, which they’d canceled. Hence, they could lose an academic year.

The SC prolonged the deadline for admissions from May 18 to May 25. However, students claim that this is no longer sufficient.

After those developments, the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell issued orders to cancel admissions under the SEBC quota.

Last year, on November 30, 2018, the Maharashtra authorities proposed 16 percent reservations in jobs and schooling for the Maratha community below the SEBC.

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