Maharashtra government to offer medical quota to students ready to serve in villages for 5 years

The state government has decided to introduce a bill in the legislative assembly for reservation of certain seats in medical colleges run by the government and municipal corporation


In another move ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections, Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra cabinet on Monday approved 37 decisions.

The state government has decided to introduce a bill in the legislative assembly for reservation of certain seats in medical colleges run by the government and municipal corporation. 

If passed, this bill will allow the Maharashtra government to reserve some medical seats for students who are willing to provide their services at government hospitals for long-term duration.

This move comes in order to tackle the scarcity of doctors in government hospitals, especially in rural and Adivasi areas. 

According to cabinet's decision, nearly 10 per cent reservation will be provided for Post-Graduate courses and will demand the students availing this quota to serve in government hospitals for at least five years after their course. 

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In the same meeting, the Maharashtra government also approved the proposal for 'one family, one house' which will not allow an individual to avail a second home through a government scheme. 

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