Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has passed an order to end quota based reservations in private medical and dental colleges of Uttar Pradesh.  

The circular has asked the institutions to do away with quota for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The Adityanath government since coming into power had introduced several measures. Most recently, the government has announced its plans to introduce English in UP government schools from nursery instead of class 6. 

He has also issued directions to the state officials for making a yoga education programme compulsory in government schools along with mandatory self-defence training for girl students.