BJP Government in UP Ends SC, ST & OBC Quota in Private Medical & Dental Colleges

Published: | April 13, 2017
BJP Government in UP Ends SC, ST & OBC Quota in Private Medical & Dental Colleges
In a surprise announcement, Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has abolished all caste based reservations in private medical & denta

In a surprise announcement, Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has abolished all caste based reservations in private medical & dental colleges in UP. With this landmark ruling, all quota category candidates for medical & dental including Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) & Other Backward Classes (OBC) will not be able to apply to any private medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh.

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To ensure this, his government has even passed an order to do away with this long-standing rule. The decision to do away with the quota-based reservations in medical & dental colleges in UP was originally initiated by the erstwhile Chief Minister of Samajwadi Party, Shri Akhilesh Yadav. The newly formed BJP government is finally implementing it.

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This can be viewed as one of the education initiatives by Yogi Adityanath’s government. The other education initiatives taken by the BJP government in UP include:

  • Introduction of English language in schools from Class I , instead of Class VI
  • Introduction of a compulsory foreign language in schools
  • Introduction of Yoga & Self-Defence Classes in Schools

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