The Supreme Court on Friday (January 7) will pronounce its verdict on Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota in NEET-PG All India Quota seats (MBBS/BDS and MD/MS/MDS) case. The petition challenged the July 29 notification of the Center and the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) to provide 27 per cent reservation to OBCs and 10 per cent reservation in All India Quota medical seats to EWS students.
The apex court today heard the arguments of senior advocates Arvind Datar, Shyam Divan and P Wilson on January 6.
Senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the petitioners, argued that the new system of reservation should be implemented from next year. He referred to the July 29 notification for the implementation of EWS and OBC quota and said that it was like “interrupting the rules of the game” as the reservation policy was introduced after the notification of examinations.
NEET-PG counseling for 50 percent All India Quota (AIQ) seats was scheduled to begin from October 25 last year but was postponed by the MCC following a Supreme Court directive.
MCC Conducts NEET PG Counselling For The Following Colleges And Institutions:
- 50 per cent All India Quota (AIQ) seats of all states (participation of Jammu and Kashmir is subjected to their contribution of seats)
- 100 per cent seats of central universities (Aligarh Muslim University/ Banaras Hindu University/ University of Delhi/ Central Institutes)
- 100 per cent seats of deemed universities
- 50 per cent AIQ PG seats of colleges under Employee State Insurance Corporation (wards of ESIC insured persons)
- All PG seats of Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions
- Central Institutes, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, ABVIMS and RML Hospital and ESIC Institute, PGIMSR, Basaidarapur (50 per cent AIQ seats and 50 per cent seats of IP University).