50 pc reservation in MP's pvt medical colleges

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Jabalpur, July 16 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh government's Medical Education Department today submitted in the High Court that 50 per cent reservation would be enforced during this year's admissions to private medical and dental colleges.

Chief Justice Anang Kumar Patnaik and Justice Sanjay Yadav were hearing a public interest plea by Tikamgarh district-resident medical student Beni Prasad Ahirwar and three others.

Of the total admissions through the Dental and Medical Entrance Test (DMET), half would be reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC).

''The Constitution enshrines a provision for 16 per cent reservation for SC, 14 per cent for ST and 20 per cent for OBC.

However, DMET does not include any provision for reservation. An ordinance was promulgated on May 21, 2007 and passed by the Assembly in August 2007,'' submitted Mr Ahirwar's Counsel Aditya Sanghi.

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