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‘OBC quota should be implemented in NEET exam’

OBC quota in NEET exam

There should be a provision of reservation for OBC students in the NEET exam, a gateway for admission into medical colleges across the country, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has said. He also termed the ”denial” of quota as injustice.

“It’s injustice not to provide benefit of reservation given in the Constitution to backward classes for admission to medical PG courses under the all-India quota,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said in a tweet.

Yadav said the Union Health Ministry should also reply to a notice of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in this regard.

“The Union Health Ministry should immediately reply to the commission. This (quota) should be immediately implemented,” he added.

The National Commission for Backward Classes has reportedly issued a notice to the Union Health Ministry on complaints that 27 per cent Mandal reservation was not being implemented in a key category of seats under the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test since 2017, a PTI report said.

He also tagged a news report about the “denial” of OBC quota in premier medical courses and the NCBC notice to the ministry.

The All-India Federation of OBC Employees Welfare Association had filed a complaint in this regard.

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