New Delhi: The government today announced that the 27% OBC reservation would be implemented at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences from the coming academic session.
A day after the Supreme Court upheld 27% reservation for OBCs in higher educational institutions, Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said AIIMS will get quota this year “hopefully”.
On the issue of creamy layer among OBCs being excluded from the ambit of the reservation, the minister informed, “Since the Mandal Commission allowed quota in employment in 1990, only 5.35% seats have been filled out of the 27%”.
On the issue of graduates not availing quota benefits if they have already done so once, the Health Minister said “we will go through the details of the order and then decide”.
He, however, said the issue of the exclusion of the creamy layer and children of MPs and MLAs would be taken up at both the Cabinet and UPA level.
“There are so many ex-MPs who have fallen on hard times and some MLAs even do not take home their salaries. To keep their children out of the reservation ambit would be unfair,” Ramadoss said.AIIMS was the epicentre of protests during the anti-quota agitations two years back.