No Maratha reservation for PG medical admission: Supreme Court

Earlier, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court also rejected the Maharashtra government’s decision to provide reservation through Maratha quota in higher medical studies

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Supreme Court rejected the petition filed by Maharashtra government demanding to provide reservation to Maratha community in medical courses. This comes after an order by Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court which declared the provisions of Maratha reservation as inapplicable for the admissions to Postgraduate medical colleges.

Maharashtra government had taken a decision to provide reservation to Maratha community in medical courses under the socially and economically backward classes (SEBC). However, the Bombay HC rejected the same. While challenging the order by Bombay HC, Maharashtra government had filed a special leave petition (SPL) in the apex court which also got rejected. 

After this, the students from the Maratha community met Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) director Dr Tatyarao Lahane and told Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis regarding their problems. 

After SC’s decision, the students from the Maratha community will have to take admission in the open category. As this happens, the students will have to pay the fee mentioned for the general category. However, the state government has decided to pay the fee difference of the students moving from reserved category to general. The fee difference will be paid through the Annasaheb Patil Economic Development Corporation.

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  • Total seats in private medical colleges - 460
  • Administration Quota - 211
  • Open Category - 110
  • SC, ST, NT, VJ, OBC -115
  • Economic Weaker Section (EWS) - 24
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