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Cabinet approves promulgation of ordinance on Maratha quota

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Friday gave its approval to promulgate an ordinance to amend the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018 to provide reservation to students in post- graduate medical courses.

The cabinet also gave its approval to reimburse the fees to the candidates from the general category, who will be affected following the promulgation of the ordinance.

A said the general category students can seek admission under management quota in private colleges.

The bench of the had disallowed to grant 16 per cent reservation to community for admissions to post-graduate medical courses on the grounds that the admission process had begun much earlier. The had upheld the high court's decision.

Talking to reporters after the cabinet meeting, Revenue said the draft of the ordinance is being sent to the

"The ordinance will provide relief to those students who had already got admission under quota, but were affected after the process was stayed by the court. Now, the third round of the admission would start," he said.

Those students from the general category, who will be affected, should try for admissions in private colleges and the government will reimburse their fees, he said.

The students from open/general category should seek management quota and the government will assist them, Patil added.

According to him, the will approach the to extend the admission time frame from May 25 to 31.

"We will also seek additional 213 seats in the medical courses," he said.

A meeting has been scheduled on May 21 on this issue, the said, adding that demand from other states is also being addressed to.

"We will move the court to seek reservation be appliedfor the additional seats," he said.

The minister also said the will file caveats in the and its and benches and the apex court to ensure the ordinance is not challenged.

Meanwhile, a statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said the cabinet also reviewed the drought situation, El-Nino effect, weather-related predictions, water storage in various dams, fodder availability and seeds stock.

Currently, 5,493 tankers are in operation in 4,331 villages. Rs 162 crore have been given for fodder camps.

directed to speed up issuance of ration cards in rural areas, especially in drought-prone areas.

He also directed the local administration to ensure more works under the Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS).

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 15:31 IST