EWS Quota: Haryana likely to get 250 MBBS seats this academic year
Rohtak: The government medical colleges in the Haryana state are likely to see MBBS seat surge from 600 to 850 in connection to accommodate the 10 percent quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
Medical Dialogues had reported that earlier this year, on January 9, the Parliament had passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill 2019 to help the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of Indian society. The bill focused on providing 10 percent reservation in jobs and higher education to the general category poor.
To implement EWS quota, the Medical institutions had been directed to increase 10 percent MBBS seats at their institutes so the other categories won’t get affected.
To facilitate the decision, the MCI had issued a circular to respective medical education departments, medical universities of the states running GMCs under its jurisdiction; directing them to furnish necessary information in the given format so that the 10 % EWS quota can be implemented at these concerned institutes.
The authorities of Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences (UHS), Rohtak had sent a consolidated proposal to the Medical Council of India (MCI) on behalf of all government and government-aided medical colleges in the state, reports the Tribune.
Individual proposals were sent by the authorities to the MCI to enhance MBBS seats while the UHS had sent it’s consolidate proposal for the upcoming academic year.
The proposals were sent by a few institutions, they are to increase the following number of seats-
- PGI Rohtak to increase MBBS seats from 200 to 250
- BPS Medical College, Khanpur Kalan (Sonepat) to be increased from 100 to 150
- Kalpana Chawla Medical College, Karnal, from 100 to 150
- Shaheed Hassan Khan Mewati Government Medical College at Nalhar in Nuh (Mewat) from 100 to 150
- Maharaja Agrasen Medical College at Agroha in Hisar from 100 to 150
Speaking about the proposal to the MCI, the Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Education and Research) Amit Jha told the daily, “This would put a financial burden of Rs 100-150 crore on each college for the upgrade of infrastructure, equipment and faculty strength. The MCI has agreed in principle to give us a four-year window for upgrading the infrastructure and appointment of additional faculty.”