Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

In UG Medical Courses for Govt School Students

For government and government-aided school students who pass the NEET exam and enroll in medical courses, the Puducherry government has agreed to offer 10% internal reservation. The paperwork has been given to lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi for clearance, according to chief minister V Narayanasamy, who stated the administration did so on Tuesday. The policy will go into force right away if it is approved.

The government has forwarded a file outlining its decision to lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi for her approval, according to Narayanasamy, who informed media of this on Tuesday. If accepted, the reservation policy will be announced in the official gazette and go into effect right away. The elected government will start fighting for the reservation policy, he said, if it is not authorized by the lieutenant governor.

On Tuesday, Narayanasamy informed the press that the state government had handed Kiran Bedi, the lieutenant governor, a file describing its decision for her approval. If accepted, the reservation policy will be announced in the official gazette and go into effect right away. The elected administration would start the struggle for the reservation policy, he said, if it is not authorized by the lieutenant governor.

Only 94 students from government and government-aided schools had passed the Neet in 2018–19, compared to 1,846 pupils from private institutions, according to Narayanasamy. In contrast to the 243 students who entered medicine from private schools last year, only 16 students from government and government-aided institutions did so. Of the 16, three are from Karaikal, two are from Puducherry, and 11 are from Mahe, he said.

He emphasized that although kids from government and government-aided schools fall behind without enough coaching and training, private school students who adhere to the CBSE pattern and receive specialized coaching and training easily pass the NEET exam.

Instead of introducing a legislative, the Congress administration has chosen the “executive route” and passed an order reserving 10% of medical school seats for students from government and government-aided institutions, seeking Bedi’s and the Union government’s permission.

A variety of political commentators and legal professionals expressed their opinions, stating that Narayanasamy has succeeded politically by making such a populist pronouncement even though it may not stand up to legal scrutiny.

You may remember that the Tamil Nadu government agreed to offer 7.5% horizontal reservation in the medical field for students from government schools who pass the NEET exam. A measure in this regard was unanimously approved by the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly, and it was then forwarded to the governor, Banwarilal Purohit, for his approval. Prior to making a decision, Purohit had requested that it be given four weeks to seek legal counsel. Politicians from all parties, including the BJP, have pushed Purohit to sign the measure.