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No cut in reservation for OBCs in medical courses: Fadnavis

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

There will be no reduction in the reservation for students from (OBCs) in admissions to medical courses in Maharashtra, said today.

He was replying to a question raised in the state Assembly on whether reservations mandated by the Constitution would be affected due to theregion-wise quota for admissions in medical colleges.

Seeking to assuage such fears, said, "The OBC reservations will stay and there will be no reduction even by 0.05 per cent. If such instances come to our notice, the admission process will be stopped."

The issue was raised by D P Sawant (Congress) during the Question Hour.

The region-wise reservation for admissions in medical colleges was in existence since many years, said.

He said there were only a few medical colleges in the state's Marathwada region.

There were chances that students from the region may face difficulties in seeking admissions in medical colleges elsewhere, he added.

The government's 70:30 region-wise formula for admissions implies reservation for 70 per cent locals (from that region) and 30 per cent from rest of the state.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 16:55 IST
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