Amit Shah welcomes decision to provide quota to OBC, economically backwards in medical education

Inclusion of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the All-India Quota (AIQ) scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses from the current academic year, 2021-22.

Amit Shah welcomes decision to provide quota to OBC, economically backwards in medical education Union Home Minister Amit Shah (source- twitter)
Press Trust of India | Jul 29, 2021 - 8:15 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and OBC Morcha's national president K Laxman on Thursday hailed the Centre's decision to provide 27-per cent quota for OBCs and 10 per cent reservation for the Economically Weaker Section category in the All-India Quota scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses from the current academic year.

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Both of them came out in support of the inclusion of reservation and said that "it reflects Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to the welfare of backward classes".

The government on Thursday announced a 27-per cent quota for OBC and 10 per cent reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the All-India Quota (AIQ) scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses from the current academic year, 2021-22. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said about 5,550 students will be benefited by this decision of the Modi government.

He said that by fulfilling this long pending demand, the prime minister has shown the commitment of the government towards the welfare of backward class and economically weaker section.

"I congratulate Narendra Modi on the historic decision to provide 27 per cent reservation for OBC category and 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker section in All India Quota Scheme in undergraduate and postgraduate (PG Medical/Dental courses) in the field of medical education”, he said.

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