Supreme Court rejects plea seeking jat reservation in PG medical courses

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New Delhi, March 31: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected plea of Jat students seeking reservation in admission to PG medical and dental courses.

The apex court said that at the time of All India counselling these Jat students were treated as OBCs.

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"There is no vested right in favour of applicants as the court has already decided the issue," SC said.

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The Supreme Court has recently cancelled UPA government's decision to grant reservation to the Jat community in jobs and educational institutions.

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"We set aside the notification to implement Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC)," the court had said, adding, "Caste, though a prominent factor, can't be the sole factor to decide backwardness... Backwardness has to be social backwardness and not educational or economic backwardness."

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