Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday (6 June) requested the union health ministry to increase the state’s quota of post graduate and undergraduate medical seats, reports Times of India.
According to the report, Fadnavis met Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan with his demands of 813 additional PG seats and 1740 additional UG seats for the state. Vardhan assured the Maharashtra CM of positive consideration of the proposal.
Maharashtra reportedly have a total of 3160 UG seats and 2030 PG seats. The report cited officials as saying that the additional seats have been calculated to ensure the number of seats left in the open category should be almost the same as there were before the implementation of the 16 per cent SEBC quota and the 10 per cent EWS quota.
As per the report, a medical education department official said that the state is planning to increase the seats over the next two years.
“It may not be possible to increase the intake in one year. A meeting with the deans will be arranged in the coming week to understand the status of infrastructure in state and civic-run colleges. The report based on this meeting will be submitted to the central government, only then a decision to increase the seats can be taken” the official was quoted in the report as saying.
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