|Existing Provision||Amended Provision|
|The Ministry of Home Affairs vide Notification dated
4 March 2021 specified the rights to which an OCI
cardholder shall be entitled under the Citizenship Act,
1955. Clause (4) (ii) of the said Notification reads as
"(4) parity with Non-Resident Indians in the matter of-
(ii) appearing for the all India entrance tests such as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, Joint Entrance Examination (Main), Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), or such other tests to make them eligible for admission only against any NonResident Indian seat or any supernumerary seat: Provided that the OCI cardholder shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens."
The above Notification provides the following Explanation:
"The OCI Cardholder (including a PIO card holder) is a foreign national holding passport of a foreign country and is not a citizen of India." Similarly, the PIO cardholder and foreign nationals shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens. Hence, OCI/PIO will be treated as foreigners and be eligible for NRI seats only and will not be eligible for Indian National Seats including paid seats of deemed universities.
| (i) Indian Nationals, Non Resident
Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of
India (OCI), Persons with Indian
Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals
are eligible for admission in
ani/Homeopathy Colleges subject to
rules and regulations framed by the
respective State Governments,
Institutions and the Government of
India as the case may be.
(ii)In compliance of the Hon'ble Supreme Court Order dated 03.02.2023 in W.P No. 891 of 2021, OCI will be entitled to the rights and privileges which had been conferred on them earlier to the notification dt 04/03/2021.
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