Governor C Vidyasagar Rao Passes Ordinance For PG Medical Admissions for Maratha Community Students

The ordinance allowed 16 per cent quota for Maratha students under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) category.

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Over 250 medical students from the Maratha community were on an indefinite strike at Azad Maidan and they have finally called it off after Governor C Vidyasagar Rao passed an ordinance of 16 per cent reservation.  

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On November 29, 2018, the State Assembly had passed 16 per cent reservation for Marathas in education and jobs. The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court (HC) had granted an interim stay on the quota on April 2, 2019. However, on May 2, the High Court ruled out the quota and said that it will be applicable from next year and the matter went forward to the Supreme Court (SC) where it upheld the order and cancelled admissions under the Maratha quota.

The students then protested at Azad Maidan and said that they will continue till they get confirmation from the Common Entrance Test (CET) cell. However, on May 20, C Vidyasagar Rao passed an ordinance of 16 per cent reservation and the protest was called off. However, now students from General Category have expressed their dissatisfaction and will soon want HC or SC to intervene.  

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