Published: 07th March 2019
Cabinet passes ordinance to restore 200-point roster, activists welcome decision
There was a lot of anticipation over whether or not the cabinet would restore the old roster system or implement the new one
The Union Cabinet's decision to restore the 200-point roster system has brought cheer to students and teachers across the country who have relentless protesting for months. The students and teachers also went on a nation wide bandh on March 5 to protest against the new roster system.
Earlier today, the Cabinet Union accepted the MHRD's proposal to pass an ordinance to restore the 200-point system and do away with the 13-point roster system. The 13-point roster meant that the reservation would be applied to taking each department as a unit. While the 200-point system, that has been in play all these years applies reservation based on the entire campus as a unit. The 200-point system meant that there were more opportunities for people from the SC,ST and OBC communities. The new system would have brought down the opportunities drastically.
Just last week, an apex court upheld the Allahabad High Court's judgement that had been passed in favour of the 13-point roster system. The decision has been welcomes wholeheartedly by campuses across the country.
People on Twitter also rejoiced over the decision -
Big Victory for SC/ST/OBC community as Modi Government surrendered on 13 Point roster system. SC/ST Act was reinstated with the effort of Bahujan's and now 200 Point Roster...#13pointroster pic.twitter.com/NzLvLIs5Dh— Prashant Kanojia (@PJkanojia) March 7, 2019
Thank you @PMOIndia Sh. @narendramodi for restoring the 200 point roster system & ensuring representation of Dalits, Tribals & OBC's in Universities.— Sanjay Paswan (@sanjaypaswanbjp) March 7, 2019
Govt has repeatedly shown strong will & commitment in safeguarding the interests of marginalized groups. https://t.co/aZy2K2h4Q2
Our struggle for social justice long live...govt was forced to bring the earlier 200 point roster policy in higher educational institutions pic.twitter.com/CK96nGltQw— Aniruddha PS (@PsAniruddha) March 7, 2019
#200ptRoster— ADH (@ADH05748232) March 7, 2019
Major victory of DUTA movement!
DUTA March On! Fight for College/Univ- based Roster March on!
The Cabinet has passed Ordinance in its meeting held today, 7 March for restoration of 200 point College/Univ - roster!
लड़ के ले लिया रोस्टर!
अंबेडकर वाला रोस्टर!