Lucknow, April 13: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath reportedly announced that the quota based reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Castes (OBC) in UP medical colleges will be ended in the state. According to India Today, an order was passed to end the quota reservation for the candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC castes in post graduate courses in private medical colleges. Uttar Pradesh government, however, later clarified that the new order only reiterated the earlier policy which did not provide quota for SC, ST and OBC candidates in private medical colleges.

There were reports that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government planned to abolish reservation for SC, ST and OBC students in private colleges. Based on those report, we too reported about the development. However, it has now been clarified that no such reservation was existed in private medical colleges. Yogi Adityanath just implemented the order, which was issued by the outgoing Akhilesh Yadav-led government, that private medical and dental colleges will come now come under the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, popularly known as NEET.

OTHER IMPORTANT DECISION TAKEN BY YOGI ADITYANATH

  1. On April 4, Yogi Adityanath waived-off farmers’ loan worth Rs 30,729 crore in the first cabinet meeting.
  2. In the second Cabinet meeting, Adityanath decided to give 24 hours of uninterrupted power supply to district headquarters in Uttar Pradesh, 18 hour power supply to rural areas and 20 hours to Tehsil headquarters.
  3. The Yogi government also approved the proposal to make UP roads pothole free by June 15, and the electricity sharing proposal with the Centre.
  4. The UP electricity department was asked to replace non-working transformers within 48 hours.
  5. 24*7 supply of electricity to every household by September 2018.
  6. Farmers’ old dues to be paid within 120 days by sugar mills.
  7. In urban areas, the officials were asked to replaced faulty transformers.
  8. 24 hours power supply in all the cities.

Editor’s note: The headline and content have been changed after we published the story as more details emerged.