New Delhi, 27/6: The demand for reservation for the OBC category in the All India quota of medical education continues. According to government sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting on Monday evening regarding this issue. During this, he has also talked about bringing the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) under the purview of reservation immediately. Secretaries of several departments including Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Family and Health Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were present in the meeting.
what is the arrangement so far
In state government medical colleges, 15% UG and 50% seats in PG come under All India Quota. In these, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes get reservation, but there is no provision of reservation for Other Backward Classes. It is reported that in the review meeting, the PM has expressed his desire that the issue of OBC reservation in medical education should be resolved on priority outside the court by the designated ministries.