Social media has been ablaze with reports of C.M Yogi Adityanath scrapping caste based reservations in private medical and dental colleges in up.
All the portals were full of laurels for the newly elected CM; along with this much applauded decision, several other initiatives taken by the CM were highlighted in full swing. The media and people alike gushed over his quick decisions for the “betterment of the society”.
But according to new reports and statements by UP’s medical education department caste based reservations were never a part of the admission process.“It is wrong to say that rules of reservation have been scrapped from the private medical and dental colleges. Reservation was never a part of the admission process in private sector medical and dental colleges as per the prevalent policy made in 2006. There has been no change in any policy whatsoever,” Dr VN Tripathi, director general medical education told the TOI.
As per an order issued on March 10, the Akhilesh Yadav government had released an admission policy on the basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) merit list-2017 for PG courses, reported The New Indian Express(TNIE).
“Private medical and dental colleges have been brought under the umbrella of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for the first time. Seats in these colleges for post graduate courses are being filled through the NEET score, ” Tripathi, director general medical education, told TOI.
There are several reports and contradictory statements being made about the same. Some reports state that the yogi government has just implemented what was proposed by the former cm Akhilesh Yadav while others state that the scrapping of quota will be done for outstation students applying for pg courses and that the order has been passed by the Allahabad high court in the year 2015 (as reported by mensxp).
Amidst all these contradictory reports the news seems to be a desperate attempt by the BJP government to woo the general public; the only thing that is for certain is an over enthusiastic P.R machinery working day-in day-out to alter the image of the Yogi of a rightist leader.