PONDA: On the backdrop of High Court order for 41 reservations for the post graduation courses in Goa Medical College, the Rashtriya OBC Mahasangh Goa Convenor Madu Naik along with members of ST, SC communities blamed government for failing to amend/frame rules for notification on reservation at post-graduation courses at GMC.
Naik said that HC judgement came as a result of failure of government to follow necessary procedures, framing rules on reservation policy by administration.
He demanded with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, ministers, MLAs and administration including chief secretary to take Cabinet meeting immediately and frame rules with respect to notification issued by government in 2007 and 2014 for post graduate reservation in GMC and Dental College for student with 2 per cent for SC, 12 per cent for ST and 27 percent for OBC.
He said since reservations are given in other States the statistics data may be compiled from them. “There is around 70 per cent population from SC, ST and OBC in Goa. However it's now 14 years the students from SC, ST, OBCs are deprived of benefit”, he claimed.
According to OBC convenor Madu Naik there is 41 per cent reservation for SC, ST and OBC in post graduation course at GMC and Dental College. “Though government issued notification on reservation, it failed to frame rules for past 14 years thus students are deprived of post graduation education under reserved category. If government acts immediately and frames/amends rules the students will get benefit for the year 2021-22 to pursue their higher education”, he said.