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50 pc reservation to continue in Pvt professional colleges

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, May 10 (UNI) The Maharashtra government has decided to continue with its policy of 50 per cent reservation for the professional cources in private educational institutions for the academic year 2006-07.

The decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting held here this afternoon.

In the meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, it was decided that the ordinance regarding continuation of the reservation in private educational institutions would be issued soon, an official release said here today.

The cabinet also took a decision about starting of 100 government-run residential schools for students, studying in Class I to Class VII, of SC and neo-buddhists in all the districts, barring Mumbai and its suburbs. These schools will start from this academic year.

The release said the government would bear the expenditure of Rs 9.03 lakh per year per school, where the number of students in the Class I will be 40.

The cabinet also approved construction of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Social Justice Bhavan in every district for the social, educational and economic development, the release added.


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