Tamil Nadu Governor clears the bill 7.5 % Reservation for govt school students – NEET Tamilnadu latest news

Tamil Nadu has issued GO giving 7.5% Reservation for govt school students

 

  • The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday issued an order to provide 7.5% reservation for government school students in medical courses conducted in medical colleges run by the state government.
  • The government has issued the bill while it is pending with the governor.

 

Criticisms arose that government school students were not getting enough places in government medical colleges as the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test- NEET – was made mandatory to enroll in medical courses. Following this, the Government of Tamil Nadu enacted a law to provide 7.5 % reservation for govt school students.

7.5 reservation for govt school students latest news

 

7.5 reservation for govt school students latest news

 

Its files have been sent to the governor for approval of the law. The law has not yet been approved by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. The governor said he needed 3-4 weeks to consider the law.

In this situation, the Government of Tamil Nadu has issued a decree in this regard. The Government of Tamil Nadu has stated that the order will be issued in accordance with the powers conferred by Section 162 of the Constitution as there is an urgency to take a decision on this matter after the release of the NEET results.

Following this, the Governor today signed the bill for 7.5% Horizontal reservation and issued a statement. The Tamil Nadu Health Minister also said that the counselling schedule would be released soon after the consultation of the Directorate Medical Education.

 

What is 7.5% Horizontal Reservation?

 

7.5% Horizontal reservation is a special reservation for medical courses in Tamil Nadu.

By this 7.5% of seats in the admission to MBBS/BDS Courses on preferential basis to the students who have studied from sixth (6th) to twelfth (12th) standard in the state Government Schools namely, School Education Department Schools including Panchayat Union Primary and Middle Schools, Adi-Dravidar Welfare Schools, Municipal / Corporation / Tribal Welfare Schools and qualified in NEET exam

 

Why did the 7.5 reservation in NEET bring up?

 

Why and how did the 7.5 reservation in NEET bring up?

 

With the National Eligibility Test (NEET) being made compulsory for admission to medical courses across India, the Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to provide reservation to students studying in Tamil Nadu Government Schools as they are socio-economically backward and cannot be classified on par with other students.

 

How did the 7.5 reservation in NEET bring up?

 

Speaking in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanichamy announced that “a commission headed by a retired High Court Judge will be set up to compile all the statistics required to enact a special law to make an Horizontal reservation exclusively for students who have passed the NEET examination from Class VI to Class XII in government schools and to make the appropriate recommendation to the Government of Tamil Nadu”.

Following this, a commission headed by retired High Court Judge P. Kalaiyarasan was set up last March to look into the matter. The Commission submitted its recommendation to the Government of Tamil Nadu on June 8. It suggested that not less than 10 per cent of it should be given to students studying in government schools and that after five years the enrollment of public school students could be measured.

The Cabinet meeting on June 15 and July 14 discussed the issue. Following this, the state government has decided to provide 7.5 percent Horizontal reservation for medical students in Tamil Nadu government schools from the current year. The law was passed in the legislature on September 15.

 

7.5 reservation eligibility in Tamil Nadu

 

7.5 reservation eligibility in Tamil Nadu

 

  • Accordingly, students studying in government schools from class VI to class XII and passing the NEET examination will be given an internal quota of 7.5 percent in MBBS, BDS, BSMS, PAMS, PUMS and PHMS courses.
  • The government says it will be implemented within each division, within the 69 per cent reservation followed by the Tamil Nadu government.
  • Schools including Panchayat Schools, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary Schools, Municipal, Corporation Schools, Adithravidar Health Schools and Tribal Welfare Schools will be considered as Government Schools.
  • Those who are backward and have studied up to 8th standard in private school under the Right to Education Act will also be considered as educated in government school.
  • This reservation applies not only to government medical colleges, but also to seats allocated to the government quota in self-financing colleges.
  • Apart from this reservation, the government also said that students who have studied in government schools can also compete for Open Category seats(OC).

 

Impact in Each Category by 7.5% reservation for Govt School students

 

Impact in Each Category, if 7.5% reservation approved in Tamil Nadu

 

Of the medical seats in government and private medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, 4,043 are allotted by the state government. With a 7.5 per cent quota, about 300 seats would be available for public school students.

 

1. 7.5% reservation in Government quota in government medical colleges

 

Total no. of seats under Government quota in government medical colleges as per 2020 : 2786

S. No Category  Seat Distribution 7.5% Horizontal reservation
1 OC 861 Can also compete in OC
2 BC 738 56
3 BCM 98 7
4 MBC 557 42
5 SC 418 31
6 SCA 84 7
7 ST 28 2
Total seats 2784 145

 

2. 7.5% reservation in Government quota in Semi Govt Medical colleges

S. No Category  Seat Distribution 7.5% Horizontal reservation to Govt school students
1 OC 92 Can also compete in OC
2 BC 79 6
3 BCM 11 1
4 MBC 59 5
5 SC 45 3
6 SCA 9 1
7 ST 3 0
Total seats 297 15

 

2. 7.5% reservation in Government quota in private medical colleges

 

Total no. of seats under Government quota in private medical colleges as per 2020 : 1202

S. No Category  Seat Distribution 7.5% Horizontal reservation
1 OC 373 Can also compete in OC
2 BC 319 24
3 BCM 42 3
4 MBC 240 18
5 SC 180 14
6 SCA 36 3
7 ST 12 1
Total seats 1202 63

 

 

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