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UP- Controversy brews over Caste Reservations in Private Medical Colleges

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UP- Controversy brews over Caste Reservations in Private Medical Colleges

Uttar Pradesh: Controversy seems to have brewed over the caste reservations in private medical and dental colleges in the state, after media reports stating that the new BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath has abolished all quota based reservations in the private medical education sector of the state

“Yogi Adityanath government has just made an announcement to end quota based reservations in private medical and dental colleges of up,“ stated the India Today article on Wednesday, which first reported the news. The news indeed went viral over social media, within a few hours, being shared and reshared over platforms of facebook, whatsapp and twitter, also being reported by other dailies.

It was reported that  the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government had made an announcement saying caste-based reservations in private medical and dental colleges of Uttar Pradesh will cease to exist. It went onto add that  an order has been passed to do away with quota for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and other Backward Classes (OBC).

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However, soon after this information went viral over facebook and twitter, another news report in the TOI  had the state Medical Education Department countering  the trending information that Yogi Adityanath had abolished the caste based reservations in private medical and dental colleges in UP.

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“It is wrong to say that rules of reservation have been scrapped from the private medical and dental colleges. Reservation was never a part of the admission process in private sector medical and dental colleges, as per the prevalent policy made in 2006. There has been no change in any policy whatsoever,” reiterated, Director General ,Medical Education, Dr VN Tripathi to TOI.

Clarifying the stand, he said efforts were onto regulate the functioning in private medical and dental colleges, following orders from the Supreme Court of India.

“Private medical and dental colleges have been brought under the umbrella of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for the first time. Seats in these colleges for post graduate courses are being filled through the NEET score,” Dr Tripathi stated.

Speaking of the two first time initiatives that are to be associated with the private medical and dental colleges, the Director General added” “Admission in these colleges has been moderated by the medical education department and an online counselling process for allotment of seats is underway. The fees in these colleges has been fixed by the government for the first time.”

In another news report, the Indian Express   has further reported to clarify that as per an order issued on March 10, the previous state government had released an admission policy on the basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) merit list-2017 for PG courses. The report added that Clause 7 of the order states that in the private medical and dental colleges there would not be any provision of reservation for students belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories in the admission process. It is this order which is going to be implemented by the current state government.


Source: with inputs
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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan April 18, 2017, 6:46 pm

    It\’s better to follow the reservation system adopted in the southern states of India, caste cum income so that the poor can the benefits. The RICH and convent educated children who have had all the luxuries of life should be brought in to GENERAL pool, so that it benifts the poor from their own CASTE / catagery/community. Similarly the Politician\’s children should be striped off their reservation for contesting In elections And other benefits , so also the children of the Babu\’s and other PROFESSIONALS with high income. . My own children getting reservation is unfair DESPITE getting BETTER OPPORTUNITIES (unlike me ,I did my schooling in local Kannada Medium Government school, with minimum support and spending , almost free of cost , those days There was no free bycyle, and mid day meal and free books, but believe me ,the teachers were not only good they were dedicated , I throghly enjoyed my childhood with plenty of Friends and being liked by the he teachers). I think only the present Government can convince the public about CASTE cum Income based reservation. Once you are RICH and famous no body bothers about your caste or community . Look the cricketers , Film Stars and Politicians and Business man and Babu\’s and the PROFESSIONALS. Knowledge, cleanliness, hygiene, mannerisms, behavior and the attitude matters , above all being Honest and HARD working world appreciates you.

  2. Reservation is based on social and economics backwardness.Untill there is social and economic disparity in society reservation stays.Yogi or Modi can\’t scrap it.

  3. Reservation to be done on financial basis rather than caste basis today sc/st is more well off than other castes

  4. Why not abolish all the quota system reservations in postgraduate studies and promotions for class 1 officers. Doctors after mbbs are eligible for class 1 jobs. They all must be given jobs on all india basis and should be allowed to peruse postgraduate study after 3 yrs only. Postings should also be as per reseration policy like tribals in tribal areas , scs in sc dominate areas and obcs in obc dominant areas. They should be made to contribute to the society they belong to.

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    Dr Sanjay Gupta April 15, 2017, 9:03 am

    I doubt if there are enough takers for these seats who are willing to pay.

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