How to get implemented 1% reservation for Orphan in Higher education in Maharashtra
Are you wondering how to encourage orphans o take up higher education? Searching for detailed procedure to implement reservation for orphans? Here, on this Ask Expert page you can check out the responses and decide how to move ahead.
I, myself brought up as an abandoned and Orphan under SOS Children's Village, Pune. After the age of 21 years I left the SOS CV and started living independently. After coming out from SOS CV I got the Gandhi Fellowship through that I could save some money for my higher education. Now I am studying of Ph.D in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Alongwith this I am also actively working for the Orphan and Destitute children and Youth development in India. Related to that we have been gathering the data and identifying the issues of Orphan. In that mostly there is a huge challenge amongst the Orphan that due to not having mentorship and financial support they are not coming into higher education. I managed to come till Ph.D due to my aspiration, commitment and the support I got from my mentors. But nowadays I am also facing some challenges to complete my Ph.D. As we know that since 2018 the Maharashtra state government made resolution to implement 1% reservation for Orphan in Higher education and in the employment. Although I have got the Orphan certificate but in ground there is no any implementation to access the benefit of reservation in higher education. So kindly help me to get some clarity on this.