Centre provides 27 pc reservation for OBCs, 10 pc for Economically Weaker Sections in medical courses
New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has allowed a 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes and 10 per cent reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections under the All India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Thursday.
The reservation will be applicable from the current academic year for MBBS, MD, MS, BDS, MDS and diploma medical programmes.
Our Government has taken a landmark decision for providing 27% reservation for OBCs and 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section in the All India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses from the current academic year. https://t.co/gv2EygCZ7N— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 29, 2021
This will immensely help thousands of our youth every year get better opportunities and create a new paradigm of social justice in our country.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 29, 2021
Prime Minister Naredra Modi had directed the concerned ministries to find an effective solution for the long pending issue, according to a statement released by the health ministry.
"This decision would benefit nearly 1,500 OBC students in MBBS and 2,500 OBC students in post graduation and also around 550 EWS students in MBBS and around 1,000 EWS students in post graduation," it said.
"The present government is committed to providing due reservation both to the backward category as well as the EWS category. The Union government has now taken a historic decision to provide for 27 per cent reservation for OBCs and 10 per cent reservation for EWS in the AIQ scheme," the ministry said.
OBC students across the state can benefit from this reservation in the AIQ scheme to compete for seats in any state.
Since this is a central scheme, the Central List of OBCs shall be used for this reservation.