Sonia Gandhi mentioned within the letter that reservation for OBC candidates underneath the all-India quota is restricted to the Central establishments solely.
“As per the data compiled by the All India Federation of Other Backward Classes, since 2017, OBC candidates lost over 11,000 seats in all-India quota due to non-implementation of OBC reservations in state/UT medical education institutions,” she wrote within the letter.
The interim Congress President drew the Prime Minister’s consideration within the matter of denial of reservation to OBC candidates underneath the all-India quota being crammed by means of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in state/UT medical training establishments.
She mentioned that the 93rd Constitutional Amendment envisages particular provisions for the development of any socially and educationally backward class or for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in admission to instructional establishments, together with personal establishments, whether or not aided or unaided by the state, apart from the minority instructional establishments.
But denial of reservations to OBCs in state medical establishments underneath the all-India quota, being administered by the Government of India, violates the very goal of the 93rd Constitutional Amendment and is a barrier to entry to medical training for the deserving OBC candidates.
Under the all-India quota, 15 per cent, 7.5 per cent and 10 per cent seats are reserved for SC, ST and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) candidates, respectively, in each Central and state/UT medical training establishments.