A notice was issued by the Madhya Pradesh High Court to the State government on Tuesday with regard to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against the non-implementation of the EWS quota for the admissions to the private medical colleges. The PIL was filed by a Journalist Rahul Kumar Mishra.
The lawyer for the petitioner, Brahmanand Pandey said that based on the PIL filed, the court has sought replies from the state government and other defendants within four weeks. He added that as the counselling process for the medical admissions are ongoing; the state medical education department has allotted 10 percent seats in the Economically Weaker Sections quota in the government medical and dental colleges. However, there were no allocations for seats under the EWS category in the private medical and dental colleges for the admissions.
The petitioner Rahul Kumar Mishra appeared filed an appeal in the court after the director of medical education did not take any action despite the lack of EWS quota in private medical colleges for the MBBS and BDS admissions was identified.
As per advocate Pandey, a circular was issued by the General Administration Department of the state government asking all the educational institutions, except those run by minority organizations to implement that 10 percent EWS reservations.
The other defendants of the Public Interest Litigation filed include the Union Government, the director of the Medical Council of India, Madhya Pradesh Medical Education and all the private medical and dental colleges.