Reservations in all India medical admissions

 From the current academic year, 2021-22, the central government declared a 27% quota for OBCs and a 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category in the All-India Quota (AIQ) scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dentistry courses.

“This decision would assist about 1500 OBC students in MBBS and 2500 OBC students in postgraduate programmes each year, as well as around 550 EWS students in MBBS and around 1000 EWS students in postgraduate programmes,” the health ministry said in a statement. The move, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will help tens of thousands of young people every year.

“Our Government has taken a momentous decision to provide 27 percent reservation for OBCs and 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section in the All India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses beginning this academic year,” he said in a tweet. Thousands of our youngsters will benefit from this every year, and it will usher in a new era of social fairness in our country.”

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the concerned Union Ministries to enable an appropriate solution to this long-pending matter in a meeting convened on the 26th of July (Monday),2021,” according to the statement.

As a result of this development, OBC students from throughout the country would be eligible to fight for seats in any state using the AIQ scheme's reservation.

The AIQ system was established in 1986 in response to Supreme Court orders to provide domicile-free merit-based chances to students from any state who wanted to study medicine in a good medical school in another state.

In government medical institutes, the all-India quota consists of 15% of the total available UG seats and 50% of the total available PG seats.

Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, praised the measure as a "historic decision." “The administration has made a historic move in the sector of medical education in the country. In undergraduate/postgraduate, medical and dentistry education, OBC students would receive 27% reservation and EWS students will receive 10% reservation under the All India Quota,” he added in a tweet.