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Ordinance for 16% Maratha quota in PG medical signed

MUMBAI: Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao on Monday signed the ordinance issued through the state executive which makes applicable the 16% Maratha quota to the publish graduate clinical scholars within the state from this year.

The state cabinet had on Friday cleared the draft ordinance and had sent to the Governor for his approval. On Monday morning a delegation of scholars from the open category had met Vidyasagar Rao urging him not to sign the ordinance and also ship it back to the government for a re-think.

The ordinance -- Maharashtra State Reservation (of seats for admission in tutorial establishments within the State and for appointments within the public services and posts under the State) for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2019 , will ensure that there can be reservations in favour of the candidates belonging to SEBC categories from the training year 2019 - 20 and also for admissions to different tutorial lessons together with under-graduate lessons requiring the passing of the NEET or another National Entrance Test.

The Supreme Court had upheld a choice of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay prime court docket making the quota inapplicable for this year's admissions because the NEET notification was issued on November 1 and the SEBC Act was notified on November 30.

Meanwhile, the state has determined to reimburse fees of open category scholars who, as a result of the ordinance, will have to search admission in private faculties and deemed universities, where fees are typically prime.

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