MCI to execute 10% EWS reservation policy – The Medical Council of India has written to the several state governments and medical colleges asking them to provide the preliminary details regarding bringing the 10% Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota (as per the latest reservation policy of central government) in postgraduate medical seats at the government medical colleges across the country.
The Medical Council of India has moved towards the execution of reservation of 10% seats in the PG (postgraduate) course for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) candidates by increasing of PG seats in the existing Medical Institutes/ Medical Colleges under the policy 10A of the IMC Act, 1956, for the academic year 2020-21.
According to this reservation policy, 10% seats will be reserved for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota. For the execution of the same, an increase in the seats for medical courses at different medical institutes will take place.
Moreover, the Medical Council of India has asked the DMEs state secretaries, head of medical universities and colleges of the various states to provide the details of PG course wise seat matrix at various medical colleges.
As per the Constitutional amendment (124) bill, 2019, 10% of seats must be reserved for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) including jobs and higher education. This is the reservation quota for unreserved category students and job aspirants, who are economically weaker.
To follow this constitutional amendment, MCI has decided to issue a circular to all the medical Higher Education Institutes (HEI) to furnish the information in the mentioned format so that EWS quota can be implemented at its earliest.
MCI has asked the information regarding the name of PG medical courses, their existing number of seats for the respective course and number of recognized and permitted seats.
Furthermore, MCI has demanded the details of MBBS seats at these GMCs, infrastructural and teaching facilities and radiological investigation details.