The Odisha government decided on Monday to make a reservation provision at engineering and medical colleges for students who faint from state schools.
He also passed a proposal to make it mandatory for all representatives of the people and government officials to file declarations of ownership every year. Details will be kept in the public domain for transparency reasons, said State Parliamentary Affairs Minister AK Arukha.
The proposals were approved by the cabinet during a meeting chaired virtually by Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik.
“The quota in engineering and medical colleges for students who drop out of state schools will be introduced from the next academic year,” said Minister of Mass Education and Schools, SR Dash.
The goal of having such reserve is to boost the morale of rural students who are deprived of coaching and digital courses that are readily available in urban areas, which is why rural school students are not competing with their urban schools. counterparts, said the minister.
Students who pass state school enrollment exams will be eligible to take advantage of the quota regardless of their economic background, Dash said.
The cabinet approved the formation of a high-power committee under the chairmanship of a retired judge from the Orissa High Court to formulate the modalities for implementing the reservation within three months.