Maharashtra Government cancels FYJC admissions; asks officials to implement a new process

The decision to cancel the admissions and follow a new process was taken after the Supreme Court passed an order with regards to Maratha reservation. As per reports, the reservation, at this moment, cannot be applied for jobs and educational admission.

Maharashtra Government cancels FYJC admissions; asks officials to implement a new process

Following the Supreme Court verdict with regards to the Maratha reservation, Maharashtra government, in a recently taken decision, has instructed all the universities to cancel the admission of first-year junior college courses across the state. Officials have been asked to implement a new process, and the guidelines for the same will be issued soon.

Earlier, the state government had also postponed the admissions of standard 11 students (FYJC), and with this decision, the second list of admissions was not released as per schedule.

As per reports, the Maratha reservation cannot be applied for jobs and educational admission. The decisions were taken by the government keeping this order in mind. However, the apex court has issued an interim order not to change the postgraduate admissions granted earlier. Therefore, no change will be made in the admissions conducted for postgraduate medical and dental courses.

However, there was uncertainty as to whether reservation would be applicable in most of the universities as the admission process for traditional degree courses was underway. But the government has removed this ambiguity by cancelling the admissions for Standard 11 students.

Officials from the government have said that the team is planning to opt for a review petition, and is going to appeal to the court again on the decision of adjournment. Taking a dig at the state government, BJP MLA Ashish Shelar has questioned if the officials already knew that such an order would be given, as questions have been raised regarding the admissions.

The bill was unanimously passed to implement 16 per cent reservation in education and government service for the socially and educationally backward class (Maratha community) in Maharashtra. Accordingly, the Maratha Reservation Bill came into force in the state from December 1, 2018. However, the law was challenged in the Supreme Court and the state government is working hard to ensure that the law is upheld.

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