NCBC has responded to the complaint of AIOBC Federation and has sent a notice to the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to reply within 15 days on the complaint of ‘zero reservation’ for OBC in PG Medical Admission under All India Quota.
“Where as Complaint Dated. 20.05,2020 received by National commission of Backward classes from Shri G.karunanidhy , General Secretary, All India Federation of Other Backward classes employees Welfare Associations and the Commission has decided to investigate into the matter in pursuance of the powers conferred upon it under Article 338 B of the Constitution of India. You are hereby requested to submit the facts and information pertaining to said allegations/matters to the undersigned within 15 days of receipt of this notice either by post or in person or by any means communication,” mentioned in the notice.
Notice also mentioned that in case the Commission does not received reply from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare within the stipulated time, the commission may exercise the powers of Civil Courts conferred on it under Article 338 B of the Constitution of India .
Earlier , Gen.Secretary of AIOBC Federatiod , G.Karunanidhy addressed letter To Chairperson & Members Of Parliamentary Committee For OBC and National Commission For Backward Classes.
“We are pained to state that the MCC under the control of Union Health Ministry, is denying the constitutional right of OBCs to have reservation in Medical Admission to PG and UG courses under All India Quota,” written by G.Karunanidhy Gen.Secretary, AIOBC Federation
He also mention that their repeated letters regarding “Zero OBC reservation” in PG medical admission have not yielded any results.
“The upper caste – brahminical lobby in the Health Ministry is totally against the reservation policy for OBCs. For them, the Constitution or the government orders does not matter; it is only their prerogative that prevails. Unless this is broken, there is no way the OBCs can get justice,” G.Karunanidhy Gen.Secretary, AIOBC Federation said.
He added in the letter , ” We plead your goodself to use all the power that you have to smash this lobby to ensure social justice to OBC students aspiring for medical admissions under All India Quota.”
After receiving the letter he appreciate the concern and support expressed by OBCs and social justice activists across the country.He emphasized and cautious that their past experience shows that the officials of the Ministry are capable of twisting, distorting facts and information, and divert the issue.
The matter was regarding Zero Seats to OBC in PG medical admission, out of 9359 seats under All India Quota for this year 2020, nearly 8255 seats are pooled from the Colleges run by the State Governments. On these 8255 seats, the OBCs are not given any reservation (only zero) and the seats are transferred to the General Category.
“if the seats remained in the States, the OBCs would have been benefitted much. For example, this year, Tamil Nadu is having 1758 seats under PG course. Out of this, 879 seats are pooled by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for All India Quota. On these 879 seats, the OBCs are not getting any reservation i.e. ZERO. Had the seats remained in the Tamil Nadu, as per their reservation policy, 440 seats would have gone to OBC students. This can applies to all the States,” G.Karunanidhy Gen.Secretary, AIOBC Federation explained.
“The seats drawn from the States for the All India Quota, SC/STs are provided 15% & 7.5%. In the same way, OBCs should be provided 27%. The Health Ministry, as is done for SC/ST in 15% All India UG Seats, has to take a decision to extend 27% reservation to OBCs also in the AIQ drawn from States and should file a reply in the Supreme Court.Instead of doing this act, the Health Ministry is dragging the matter and Hon’ble Minister’s reply is disappointing. By dragging this matter in the Court, the Health Ministry is openly allowing the General Category candidates to enjoy more than 3000 seats of OBCs, which otherwise, they are not entitled to,” G.Karunanidhy Gen.Secretary, AIOBC Federation said further.