Maharashtra Guv signs ordinance to bring medical admissions under SEBC quota

Root News of India 2019-05-21 09:01:18    SPECIAL 2509
Mumbai, May 21 (RNI): Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Monday signed an ordinance to provide quota under the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018, to candidates from the Maratha community seeking admission to post-graduate medical and dental courses.

The ordinance was issued by the Governor on the recommendation of the state government to protect the admissions of students in the PG courses.

The ordinance is aimed to further explain the intent of the state government to provide quota for the Maratha community.

In the wake of statewide protests by Maratha community members, the Devendra Fadnavis government had on November 30 last year cleared a 16 per cent quota for the community in education and government jobs, identifying them as Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC).

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