SC : 10% EWS quota not applicable for PG Maharashtra Medical Courses

SC : 10% EWS quota not applicable for PG Maharashtra Medical Courses

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of India denied the request for the implementation for the academic year 2019-20 of the 10% Economically Weaker Section (EWS) admission reservations to postgraduate course (PG) in Maharashtra .The apex tribunal rejected the implication that the admission process for PG medical courses in Maharashtra began before 10% of EWS.

“10% EWS quota can not be granted at the cost of others except when additional seats are established by MCI” the high court in its verdict stated.

Governor Vidyasagar Rao previously approved a reservation of 16% on postgraduate medical training admissions for the Maratha Community. In high schools, there are now less than a douzen seats for open-grade candidates in medical streams like orthopaedics, psychiatry and gynecology.

Only 31 out of 126 postgraduate seats left for students in the open category in leading colleges such as Seth GS Medical College (KEM). There are now two open category seats in JJ Hospital in a stream like gynaecology –KEM has three and Sion has two.

Roughly 2,000 open-ended candidates protested the decision of the state government to impose 16% of the social and educational backward castes reservation (SEBC) and 10% of the economically weak sections (EWS).They said that before implementing reservations, it did not add additional seats and threatened hundreds of careers. The MBBS graduate Shraddha Subramanian said that “We will approach the SC against the decision of the state.