Jaipur: Rajasthan high court has imposed a temporary ban on the 15% quota of NRI students in the government medical colleges. Nearly 212 seats were reserved under NRI quota and with the ban, the admission to fill these seats might get affected this academic session.
The order came on a petition filed by Mahatma Gandhi University. The bench of Justice SP Sharma has ordered Medical Council of India and Rajasthan government to submit an explanation by July 22. The court has asked the government not to give admission to NRI students under the quota in government medical colleges till the next hearing. The counselling for admissions in the government colleges is already undergoing in the state. The order will affect admissions.
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.
The government had come up with the quota for NRI students to boost revenue. Five new medical colleges were recently opened with an investment of crores of rupees.