It’s not even a month that Yogi Adityanath has been appointed as the CM of Uttar Pradesh, and he has already taken several initiatives to end the corruption and for the betterment of the state.
In one of his strong moves, Yogi Adityanath has reportedly put an end to the reservation system in the private medical and dental colleges in UP for the SC and ST candidates.
No Quota for SC/ST and OBCs in Private Medical Colleges in UP
On 13th April, Yogi Aditynanath announced that the caste-based reservation system would be scrapped in the private colleges offering medical education to the candidates. This would ensure that only the deserving candidates get admission in the medical colleges, and the ones with low percentage in the entrance examination, but having the quota would not be able to secure the admission.
The updated article about this new even claimed that the decision to remove quota was already taken by the UP government led by Akhilesh Yadav, but is now being implemented by the Yogi Adityanath’s government.
However, when the authorities of the state medical education department said that the news is fake, and they quickly refuted the news. They even mentioned that the reservation was never the part of any admission process in the medical and dental colleges functioning under the private sector. They said that as per the policy which was made in 2006, all the reservations were diminished.
The Decision Was Originally Taken by Akhilesh Yadav Led Government
As per an order issued by the Akhilesh Yadav government on March 10 this year, an admission policy for the postgraduate courses was released on the basis of NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) merit list 2017.
The clause 7 of this order stated that there will not be any provision in the private dental and medical colleges for reservation for the students hailing from OBC, and SC/ST category in the admission process.
Across the country, though, there are a certain percentage of the seats reserved for the OBC, ST and SC candidates in the government medical and dental colleges, but private colleges generally keep these seats reserved. However, there are some states in India which have mandated it. The UP Government’s decision about banning the reservations essentially reiterates this reality.
This decision would not only ensure that the deserving students get admission, but, will also help in cutting down corruption in these colleges.