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This year medical colleges of Haryana will not give any reservation in admission to the postgraduate courses (MD/MS/PG Diploma and MDS) to Students belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and backwards classes.

At least for the coming academic session, the state government has rejected, a proposal by the Department of Medical Education and Research (DMER) in this regard. 

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Since not much time was left for the new academic session, sources said the government had decided that, the issue should be examined at length and information from other states obtained before putting up the relevant file for orders the next academic year.

 The government had taken this decision on the opinion given by Advocate-General Baldev Raj Mahajan, who stated that limited seats are available in the PG courses and no reservation had been provided in the state since 1971, the issues involved required a detailed examination.

 This decision was taken at a meeting held recently at the CM’s residence, which was attended, among others, by AG Baldev Raj Mahajan and Additional Chief Secretary (DMER) Dhanpat Singh.

 In November, 2016, the DMER had moved a proposal for issuing a notification for providing reservation of seats for admission to the PG courses for the session of 2017-18.

 The DMER quoted an order of the Supreme Court dated December 2, 2009, in its proposal, whereby the court though refused to issue mandamus against the government’s judgment not to reserve seats in PG courses, it left it for the government to reconsider its decision in future years.

 The DMER had said in its proposal that the reservation policy for admission to PG courses was being followed in Punjab, Rajasthan, UP, HP and the PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Also read: Centre approves over 4,000 PG seats in Medical colleges

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