The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi hailed the Centre’s decision to extend the reservation to other backward classes (OBCs) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses.
The Centre’s decision will extend from the current academic year 2021-22.According to the announcement the Other Backward Class (OBCs) will get a 27% quota and the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) will get a 10% quota to All India Quota (AIQ) seats of state-run Medical and Dental colleges.
Using the Microblogging site, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Our (The Centre) Government has taken a landmark decision for providing 27% reservation for Other Backward Class (OBCs) and 10% quota for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the All India Quota (AIQ) Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses from 2021-22.”
He further added that the decision will immensely help the youth to get better opportunities which will create a new paradigm of social justice.
The Union health ministry issued a statement stating Modi held a meeting on Monday regarding the effective solution to the issue of reservation in the Country. India marked the first anniversary of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on July 29.
According to the Centre’s estimate, the reservation scheme will benefit more than 1000 OBC students pursuing the MBBS program and 2,500 OBC students in post-graduation. More than 500 EWS students in MBBS and around 1,000 EWS students in post-graduation will be benefited from the decision.
The ministry added that the present government is devoted to providing benefits of reservation to the OBCs and EWS category. The Central government’s decision is a historic decision. 27% reservation is provided to the Other Backward Class and 10% reservation will be given to the Economically Weaker sections. The central list of OBCs will be taken into consideration for the Central Reservation scheme.