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HC junks Goa govt quota determination on PG medical seats

The Excessive Courtroom of Bombay at Goa on Monday struck down a Goa authorities notification reserving 41 per cent publish graduate (PG) seats within the state quota for SC, ST and OBC candidates at Goa Medical Faculty (GMC) and Goa Dental Faculty (GDC) from the 2021-22 tutorial 12 months.
Over 100 medical doctors and medical college students had moved the courtroom final 12 months towards the state authorities’s determination.

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The state’s notification of Could 4, 2020 reserving 12 per cent PG medical seats for STs, 2 per cent for SCs, and 27 per cent for OBCs was partly based mostly on suggestions of the Goa Fee for SC/ST and the Goa Fee for OBC, each of which the courtroom quashed and put aside.

Of their 95-page judgment, Justice M S Sonak and Justice M S Jawalkar mentioned, “Such a critical determination to order 41 per cent of the state quota seats to PG programs at GMC must have (been) preceded by utility of thoughts to a number of related concerns referred to in a plethora of selections of the Hon’ble Supreme Courtroom on the topic in addition to the concerns flagged by the Dean of GMC in his letter/notings…”
They had been referring to the March 16, 2020, letter of GMC Dean Shivanand Bandekar to state underneath secretary (well being) that the admission to PG programs in GMC had thus far been with none reservation to SC, ST & OBC class… “The choice for PG seats was completed purely on the benefit (NEET-PG) rating. This was as a result of PG college students take care of emergencies…with a view to get high quality service, no reservation is saved for any class as GMC is the one medical faculty in Goa…” he mentioned in his letter.

Following the courtroom’s determination, the Congress attacked the ruling BJP for its incapacity to defend in courtroom caste-based reservation in PG medical programs. “This authorities is anti-bahujan samaj… This displays the RSS ideology that has been towards SC, ST, OBCs,” mentioned Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar.

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