Medical Admission: Maharashtra government brings ordinance to overrule SC's order

As the model code of conduct is still in the picture, the Fadnavis-led government had to take permission from EC to bring an ordinance to implement the Maratha reservation with retrospective effect

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Maharashtra cabinet on Friday brought out an ordinance in order to overrule the Supreme Court’s decision which declared the admission of students postgraduate medical courses as invalid under Maratha quota. The cabinet has also decided to reimburse the fee to affected candidates in private colleges. This happened after the Election Commission granted permission to the state government. 

As the model code of conduct is still in the picture, the Fadnavis-led government had to take permission from EC to bring an ordinance to implement Maratha reservation with retrospective effect. The ordinance will be passed after the signature of Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao. 

Earlier, after SC's decision, the affected Maratha students and their parents met Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil on Wednesday to discuss their plight. Patil assured the students that the matter will be resolved soon. 

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Earlier, the Maharashtra government had issued a notification stating that it will complete the admission process before May 25. However, the state government has now approached the Supreme Court demanding extension in this timeline till May 31 and to increase the seats.

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