More IIMs, IITs in final Moily report
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More IIMs, IITs in final Moily report

Keeping mum on the creamy layer, the panel asks for review of quotas every 5-10 years, reports Chetan Chauhan.

india Updated: Oct 01, 2006 02:40 IST

The Oversight Committee, formed to chalk out a road map for the implementation of 27 per cent OBC quota in central educational institutions, has sought a review of the reservation policy every five or 10 years. But it has remained silent on the contentious issue of creamy layer.

In its report finalised on Wednesday, the committee headed by Veerappa Moily has recommended that higher education be taken to the backward areas of the country. For this, it wants three more IIMs, institutes like IITs and medical colleges in these areas.

The panel wants the government to start new scholarships to encourage students from backward classes to pursue higher education.

It has recommended the creation of new infrastructure in central educational institutions to admit 54 per cent more students from next year. The report explains how the institutes should plan to implement the 27 per cent quota within three years.

The panel has revised the financial package needed to implement the quota — from Rs 16,500 crore to Rs 17,200 crore.

It has decided to leave the issue of creamy layer to the government. Moily told reporters: "Although we said in the interim report that we would take a view on the issue in the final report, we are not making any reference."

First Published: Sep 27, 2006 19:36 IST