On Wednesday, the national government authorised medical college admission reservations (NEET) for students from the Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) categories.
From the current academic year, the all-India quota plan will give reservations at both undergraduate (MBBS, BDS) and postgraduate medical institutes.
Candidates from the EWS will get a 10% reservation, while OBCs will get a 27% reservation (NEET).
“This decision would assist about 1,500 OBC students in MBBS. Additionally, 2,500 OBC students in post-graduation every year. Moreover, around 550 EWS students in MBBS and around 1,000 EWS students in post-graduation.”According to a statement from the Union health ministry.
“This would enormously help thousands of our kids every year. Moreover, help them acquire better prospects and develop a new paradigm of social justice in our country.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, called it a “landmark” action by all-India quota (NEET)
All states are obligated to cede 15% of undergraduates and 50% of postgraduate medical and dental seats in state-run universities.
Only SC and ST aspirants is offered reservations for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Examination in the “central pool,” which is the all-India quota (NEET).
Up until 2007, there were no reservations under the system. The SC introduced 15% reservations for SCs and 7.5% reserves for STs in the all-India quota in 2007.
When the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act went into effect in 2007, it gave OBCs a uniform 27% reservation in all Central Educational Institutions. It includes Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Harding Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, and Banaras Hindu University, according to the central government.
This did not apply to the seats of state medical and dentistry universities, however.
The government’s announcement comes a day after a delegation of OBC-affiliated NDA MPs. It was led by Union minister Bhupender Yadav, asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement OBC and EWS reservations.