- Central Government Allows For 27% Reservation To OBC Candidates In Medical Courses, 5,550 Candidates Will Be Benefited Every Year
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The Central Government has taken a historic decision on Thursday in the field of medical education. In the field of medical education, 27% reservation will be given to Backward Castes (OBC) and 10% to economically weaker candidates. The decision will come into effect from the 2021-22 session.
Under the All India Quota Scheme (AIQ) every year, 5,550 candidates will get the benefit of MBBS, MS, BDS, MDS, Dental, Medical and Diploma. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had held a meeting in this regard on July 26 and he had already spoken of giving reservation to these sections. The government has taken this decision three days after the meeting held on July 26.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave information about this through social media. The Union Health Minister said that the government is committed to providing reservation to the backward and weaker income groups in the country.
Earlier only SC-ST used to get reservation
Earlier, only SC-ST were being given reservation in All India quota for admission in medical courses. After which the OBC MPs appealed to PM Modi that the system of reservation made for OBC and EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) under the Constitution should also be implemented in the All India Quota related to the admission of medical.
The demand for reservation being made for a long time
The demand for reservation for OBCs in the seats of All India quota of admission in medical was being made long back. In this regard, under the leadership of Union Labor and Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav, Union Steel Minister RCP Singh, Anupriya Patel and other OBC MPs and ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These Union ministers had drawn the attention of the government to the discrepancy in reservation.