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Raj HC lifts stay on 15% NRI students quota in govt medical colleges

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July 20, 2019, 8:42 am

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Jaipur: Rajasthan high court has lifted the stay on the 15% quota of NRI students in the government medical colleges. A single bench of the high court had recently stayed the quota on a petition filed by Mahatma Gandhi University. Thousands of students seeking admission in government medical colleges will heave a sigh of relief as the stay could have affected the ongoing counselling process.

Nearly 212 seats are reserved under NRI quota and with the HC lifting the stay, the admissions to fill these seats would continue unaffected.

The bench of Justice M Rafeeq and NS Dadhdha lifted the stay on a petition filed by the state government.  The court said the MHU don’t have the right to challenge the Rajasthan cabinet’s decision to announce quota for NRI students.

The singe bench of high court had ordered the government not to give admission to NRI students under the quota in government medical colleges till the next hearing.

The government had made the provision of 15% quota for NRI students for the first time. Mahatma Gandhi University filed a petition stating that the government doesn’t the authority to announce such a quota for medical colleges. The petitioner further stated that as per the Supreme Court directives, this quota is for private medical colleges only.

First published: July 20, 2019