Taking to Twitter Vadra wrote in Hindi, “Congress President Sonia Gandhi has raised the legitimate demand for reservation for OBC students in medical institutions in the states and union territories under the national quota in the seats being filled by NEET. This is a demand for social justice. It is expected that the Central Government will implement this.”
कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष श्रीमती सोनिया गांधी जी ने NEET से भरी जा रही सीटों में राष्ट्रीय कोटा के तहत राज्य व केंद्रशासित… https://t.co/3xwzxRyZDT
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) 1593832222000
Sonia Gandhi in a letter to the Prime Minister wrote, “I would like to bring your attention, denial of reservation for OBC candidates under All-India Quota being filled through NEET, in State/UT Medical education institutions.”
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) candidtates respectively, in each Central and State/UT Medical schooling establishments. However, reservation for OBC candidates beneath All India Quota is restricted to Central Institutions, she added.
“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,” the letter learn.
“The 93rd Constitution Amendment envisages, particular provisions for the development of any socially and educationally backward courses of residents or for the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes inadmission to educational institutions together with personal instructional establishments, whether or not aided or unaided by the State, apart from the minority instructional establishments,” the letter additional learn.
Denial of the reservation to OBCs in the state medical establishment All India Quota, being administered by authorities of India, violates the very goal of the 93rd Constitution Amendment and is a barrier to entry medical schooling for deserving OBC candidates, Sonia Gandhi wrote.
“In the curiosity of fairness and social justice, I strongly urge the Union Government to increase the reservation for OBC candidates in All India Quota of medical and dental seats, even in the State/UT Medical schooling establishments,” she added.