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Apex court stays economically weaker sections quota in Mah
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Apex court stays economically weaker sections quota in Mah

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New Delhi, May 30 : The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Maharashtra government's March 7 notification to implement 10 per cent Economically Weaker Sections quota in Post Graduate medical admissions this year in the state.
"We stay the March 7 notification of the state of Maharashtra," ruled a vacation bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
The order of the apex court came on a petition filed by social organisation 'Janhit Abhiyan,' seeking a direction to the Maharashtra Government not to implement the 10 per cent quota to the EWS category of PG medical students this year in the state.
It said that without an increase of corresponding seats by the Medical Council of India, the constitutional amendment to provide 10 per cent quota for the EWS category of candidates will not be applicable in the state of Maharashtra for the PG medical students this year.
Maharashtra standing counsel Nishant Khatneswarkar submitted that the petition should be dismissed by the Supreme Court. (UNI)