The Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi reviewed the issue of OBC and EWS reservation in the all-India quota of medical education. He also directed the concerned ministries to resolve issues on priority.
On Monday, a meeting by the Union Education Minister, Secretaries of Education, Law, and Justice, Health and Family Welfare Minister, and Social Welfare as well as some other senior officials to discuss the EWS and OBC reservation issues.
For a long-time the demand from medical aspirants to give OBC and EWS reservations in the all-India quota of medical education. Several litigations have made before in different courts but no hearing was made.
However, in this review meeting, Narendra Modi desired that the issue of OBC reservation in the all-India quota (AIQ) of medical education may resolved on priority.
A Brief To All-India Quota (AIQ)
The AIQ seats in medicine firstly introduced in the directions of the Supreme Court in 1984. All states supposed to surrender 15 percent undergraduate and 50 percent postgraduate medical and dental seats in state-run colleges to a “central pool” with the rest going to a “state pool“.
Here, “central pool” termed the All India Quota (AIQ), and students coming from across the country can apply for admission in this. Earlier, the apex court had ruled that the state reservation policy will apply to state seats and the AIQ seats as well.