Odisha Government to Introduce Quota in Engineering and Medical Colleges for Government School Students

Reservation Quota to be Introduced by Odisha Government for Engineering and Medical Colleges for Government School Schools

On Monday, the Odisha government decided to provide reservation in engineering and medical universities for candidates passing out from state-run schools. It also endorsed a proposal to make it compulsory for every people’s representatives and government workers to submit property statements.

State Parliamentary Affairs Minister A K Arukha said that “the details will be kept in the public domain for transparency.” A virtual meet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved all the proposals. The school and Mass Education Minister S R Dash said, “The quota in engineering and medical colleges for candidates passing out from the state-run schools will be introduced from the next academic year.”

The main goal of having this reservation is to support the resolve of the candidates’ issues in the country regions. The reservation is for those underprivileged candidates deprived of the advanced courses and training that are effectively accessible in metropolitan zones. Chief Minister Navin Patnaik mentioned that “this is the main reason why candidates of rural schools are failing to compete with their urban counterparts.”

Dash said that the “candidates passing matriculation examinations from state-run schools would be qualified to avail the quota irrespective of their financial background. The cabinet approved a powerful committee under a retired Orissa High Court Judge’s chairmanship to figure out the modalities for reservation implementation within three months time period.


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