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PG medical quota: Govt seeks SC nod

AHEAD OF the January 14 All India PG Entrance Examination for admission to medical courses, the Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking permission to provide 15 per cent and 7.5 per cent reservation to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes respectively under the central quota from 2007-08.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2007 02:53 IST

AHEAD OF the January 14 All India PG Entrance Examination for admission to medical courses, the Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking permission to provide 15 per cent and 7.5 per cent reservation to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes respectively under the central quota from 2007-08.

This follows an undertaking given last year during the hearing of a PIL to the court by the government that it will implement the 22.5 per cent reservation for SC/ST students in the central quota from the next academic year. The petition had challenged the bulletin issued by Delhi University, which calculated the 22.5 per cent quota for SC/ST candidates after deducting 50 per cent seats for the central quota.

The Centre and states share the seats in the proportion of 50:50 and as per the existing system reservation was provided only under the state quota.