MEDICAL EDUCATION RESERVATION FOR OBC AND EWS
Breaking News! India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to apply a reservation for the OBC and Economically backward classes for medical courses. These courses include MBBS, MD, MS, BDS, MDS, and diplomas from the current academic year. The country has 558 medical colleges including 289 government and 269 private colleges. The seats for all Indi medical admission will have a reservation system. There was no reservation in the AIQ Scheme until the Supreme Court introduced a reservation of 15% for SCs and 7.5% for STs in 2007. Now, our PM Mr. Modi has announced a reservation for medical seats considering the progress of all communities. We will see what the government has designed for the medical students.
27% QUOTA FOR OBC AND 10% FOR EWS:
Good news for you. From the 2021-2022 academic session, the government will begin a 27% quota system for OBC(other backward classes). There will be a reservation of 10% for economically weaker sections. This will be present in the AIQ scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses in state medical and dental colleges. The ministry said that “This decision would benefit every year nearly 1,500 OBC students in MBBS and 2,500 OBC students in postgraduation, and also around 550 EWS students in MBBS and around 1,000 EWS students in postgraduation,”. The ministry also declared that “This decision is also in sync with the significant reforms carried out in the field of medical education since 2014,”.
Mr. Modi has called it a’ landmark decision’ and tweeted this. He stated that this decision is taken for the betterment of today’s youth. Narendra Modi tweeted: “This will immensely help thousands of our youth every year get better opportunities and create a new paradigm of social justice in our country.”
In the last six years, the MBBS seats in the country have increased by 56% from 54,348 in 2014 to 84,649 in 2020. And that of PG seats has gone up by 80 percent from 30,191 in 2014 to 54,275 in 2020. Initially, there was no reservation in the AIQ scheme up to 2007. However, this decision made by Modi Govt. can be helpful for youth development.
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