'Demand For Social Justice': Priyanka Gandhi On OBC Reservation In NEET

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in the present day mentioned the demand is legit and would guarantee social justice.

New Delhi:

Backing Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s demand for reservation of seats for Different Backward Class (OBC) college students in medical establishments within the states and union territories below the nationwide quota within the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check (NEET), her daughter and Congress Basic Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in the present day mentioned the demand is legit and would guarantee social justice.

Taking to Twitter, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote in Hindi, “Congress President Sonia Gandhi has raised the legit demand for reservation for OBC college students in medical establishments within the states and union territories below the nationwide quota within the seats being crammed by NEET. It is a demand for social justice. I hope that the Central Authorities will implement this.”

On Friday, Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding reservation for college students from different backward courses in state medical faculties below the All India Quota of NEET — the nation’s sole entrance examination for undergraduate medical and dental college students. She mentioned OBC college students have misplaced 11,000 seats since 2017 because of the denial of reservation.

“I wish to carry to your consideration, denial of reservation for OBC candidates below All-India Quota being crammed by means of Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check (NEET), in State/UT Medical schooling establishments,” she wrote within the letter.

“Below the All India Quota, 15%, 7.5% and 10% seats are reserved for SC (scheduled caste), ST (scheduled tribes) and Economically Weaker Part candidates respectively, in each Central and State/UT Medical schooling establishments. Nevertheless, reservation for OBC candidates below All India Quota is restricted to Central Establishments,” she added.

Sonia Gandhi mentioned the denial of reservation to OBC college students in state medical establishments is a barrier to entry of medical schooling for deserving candidates.

“Within the curiosity of fairness and social justice, I strongly urge the Union Authorities to increase reservation for OBC candidates in All India Quota of medical and dental seats, even within the State/UT Medical schooling establishments”.

The All India Quota seats comprise 15 per cent of all MBBS seats and 50 per cent of PG medical seats surrendered by state governments to the Centre. College students from all throughout the nation can apply for the reservation.

Replying to litigation by political events from Tamil Nadu, the Middle final month knowledgeable the Madras Excessive Court docket that it was unlikely to confess Different Backward Courses (OBC) college students below All India Quota in all authorities establishments until the Supreme Court docket comprehensively settles the pending situation.

The NEET examination, scheduled to be held in Could, was deferred due to the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown. It has been rescheduled September.

Training Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday mentioned {that a} committee consisting of the Director-Basic Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) and different specialists will give its suggestions to the ministry by Friday following requests to postpone JEE and NEET exams.

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