Relief for backward class students: Court orders state government to revise policy
Mumbai; Leading News Service: The High Court ordered the state government to implement the post matric scholarship scheme for the deserving students of Abhimat University. A bench of Justice Gautam Patel and Justice Shivkumar Digge has upheld the decision of the High Court in 2015 in this regard by the Supreme Court in 2019.
While clarifying that the State Government is bound to implement it, it also directed the State Government to refund the entire fee collected from the Scheduled Caste students while ordering that the State Government should amend the policy in this regard in time. The petitioner belonging to Scheduled Castes had taken admission in Abhimat College during the academic year 2016-17. However, as the students of Abhimat University did not get the post matric scholarship given to students from socio-economic backward categories, Yash Pramod Galinde, on behalf of the student, Adv. Vijaya Ingule and Adv. Siddharth Ingule filed a petition- The petition was heard before a bench of Justice Gautam Patel and Justice Shivkumar Digge.
At this time, it was brought to the notice of the bench that the order given by the High Court in 2015 as well as the Supreme Court’s sealing of that judgment four years later. Taking serious note of this, the bench gave great relief to the petitioner student. The bench directed the state government to refund the entire fee charged for the MBBS course in four and a half years to the petitioner Yash Galinde by February 6.