GoM submits report on quota to PM
The report favours implementation of the quota for OBCs and recommends an increase in seats in elite educational institutions.india Updated: May 20, 2006 18:15 IST
As the impasse continued on the issue of reservations, the Group of Ministers created to deal with the issue on Saturday forwarded its report to the Prime Minister, favouring implementation of the quota for OBCs as soon as possible and recommending an increase in seats in elite educational institutions.
Toughening its stand, the Health Ministry warned that stringent action would be taken against medicos who continue to abstain from work to oppose the proposed 27 per cent reservations for OBCs.
Advertisements appeared in the press for recruitment of doctors in central government-run hospitals. Officials said walk-in interviews would begin on Monday.
"The Group of Ministers held a meeting today and forwarded its report to the Prime Minister's Office," a source said. The report favoured implementation of the quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) as soon as possible.
However, it also recommended increasing the number of seats in educational institutes in a phased manner so that general category seats are not reduced.
The government said the setting up of new AIIMS-like institutions across the country would result in more seats for the general category, sources said.
"The Group of Ministers has worked out a formula to increase the number of seats as well as institutions to ensure that the general category remained unaffected while implementing the quota," a source said.