TED NewsDesk, Mumbai: The Government of Maharashtra has repealed its notice, released on Friday, directing higher education institutions and universities to drop the admission processes “in case Maratha reservation has already been applied for the admission for the academic year 2020-21”. A new notice was issued on Saturday informing about the cancellation of the previous orders. The department is expecting Chief Minister’s assistance in carrying the process further, as per the circular.
The incident took place two days after the Supreme Court shelved the implementation of the Maratha reservation. The Department of Higher and Technical Education directed state colleges and universities to re-organize admission processes as per the SC verdict. Besides, the suggestions made by legal authority, post-SC judgment, were also presented.
“In case Maratha reservation has already been applied for admission for the academic year 2020-21, colleges or educational institutions will have to undo the process and provide admissions for the academic year 2020-21, as if the SEBC Act is not in force. There is no restraint for continuation of the admission process, but it must be without applying the provisions of SEBC Act, i.e Maratha reservation”, stated the circular sent to the Directorate of Technical Education, Directorate of Higher Education, VCs of non-agricultural state universities and others.