The Madhya Pradesh High Court has stayed the orders of reservation for Non-Resident Indian (NRI) quota in MBBS and BDS courses in private medical and dental colleges.
- The state government had provided 15 per cent reservation to NRI students for medical courses
The government issued the regulation on August 27 which included reservation for various categories:
- Scheduled Castes
- Scheduled Tribes
- Other Backward Classes in the NRI quota
However, the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of (APDMC) MP and the Chirayu Charitable showed their disapproval for this reform and filed a petition against the state government's orders
Following the petition, HC has issued notices to a number of departments, including:
- The state government
- The director of medical education
- The admission and fees regulatory committee.
On what basis has the college filed a petition?
Senior counsels Vivek Tankha, Ajay Gupta and Amalpushp Shroti came forward to file a petition, corroborating the fact the state cannot reserve seats for NRIs as there is no such provision in law
Gupta told, "15 per cent seats are reserved for NRI quota in admissions to MBBS and BDS courses in the private medical and dental colleges."