The state government of Odisha has decided to offer a facility of reservation in engineering and medical colleges for the students passing out from various schools across the state. The government also approved a proposal to make it compulsory for all the government authorities and people’s representatives to submit property statements every year. A K Arukha, the State Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that the information will be stored in the public domain for transparency.
The cabinet has approved the proposals during a meeting virtually chaired by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik. SR Dash, the School, and Mass Education Minister said, ‘The quota in engineering and medical colleges for students passing out from state-run schools will be introduced from the next academic year.’
The key aim of having such a reservation is to enhance the morale of the students in the rural locations who are in the need of coaching and digital courses that are often available in urban regions. It’s the reason why the candidates of rural schools are unable to compete with their urban colleagues, said the education minister.
The students across various Odisha schools passing matriculation or 10th class exams from various state-run schools will be eligible to acquire the quota regardless of their economic background, said Dash. The cabinet has approved the formation of a dynamic committee under the chairmanship of a retired Orissa High Court Judge to develop within 3 months the modalities for executing the reservation.
As of now, all the schools across the state were still closed due to the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic. It is already known that all the schools in Odisha were shut since March 2020. Meanwhile, the educational authorities have been conducting online classes for the students. Stay in touch with this website to get the latest educational updates.