The Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued a notice to the State Government, asking it to reply on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which challenges non-implementation of economically weaker section (EWS) quota in private colleges.
Hearing a PIL filled by journalist Rahul Kumar Mishra, a division bench of Acting Chief Justice R S Jha and Justice V K Shukla asked the government and other respondents to respond on the matter within four weeks.
As per the petitioner’s lawyer Brahmanand Pandey the state medical education department has allotted seats in EWS quota in government medical and dental colleges as the counseling for admissions is underway.
But there was no allocation of seats for EWS candidates in private medical and dental college admissions, he said.
Mishra moved the court after the director of medical education did not act despite the lack of EWS quota in private MBBS and BDS colleges was pointed out, the lawyer said.
The General Administration Department of the state government had issued a circular on July 2, 2019, directing all educational institutions except the minority-run ones to implement the 10 per cent EWS reservation, advocate Pandey said.
Other respondents in the PIL are the Union government, the Medical Council of India, the director, MP Medical Education, and all the private medical and dental colleges.