Union Health Ministry Approves Reservation of 27% for OBC and 10% for EWS Within the All-India Quota for NEET

Aug, 23, 2021

The center has announced a historic and landmark decision concerning reserved seats for Other Backward Communities and Economically Weaker Sections. From the current academic year 2021-2022, 27 percent of seats were allocated for OBCs and 10 percent seats for EWS for the undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses in state medical and dental colleges.


 the year 2007 till now, No reservation was implemented for OBC and EWS within the All-India Quota for medical admission. https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/neets-all-india-quota-and-obc-ews-reservation-medical-admissions-7429174/ This announcement was made on Thursday by the Union Health Ministry. Earlier, only 15 percent of undergraduate and 50 percent of postgraduate seats in medical colleges were running by State governments. All-India Quota manages seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. There were No seats were reserved for the OBC category.


According to a statement issued by the health ministry, this approval will benefit nearly 1500 OBC students in MBBS and 2500 OBC students in postgraduate courses. It will also provide relaxation to 550 and 1000 EWS students. The decision by the government aimed to uplift the backward and weaker income groups in the country.



In a meeting that persisted Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had directed the Union Ministries to facilitate an efficient solution to the present long-pending issue. On behalf of this decision, OBC students from everywhere the country can enjoy this reservation within the All-India Quota scheme to compete for seats in any State. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has announced this as one of the historic decisions taken by the government in the field of medical education in the country.