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Why 100% reservation for Army Wards in Army college of Medical Sciences, Asks Satyendra Jain

Why 100% reservation for Army Wards in Army college of Medical Sciences, Asks Satyendra Jain

New Delhi, May 27 : Delhi Health minister Satyendra Jain has sought a detailed report on the move by the previous Sheila Dikshit government that allowed 100 per cent reservation for children of Army personnel, serving as well as retired, in Army College of Medical Sciences (ACMS). “The Health minister has asked the officials of his department to put before him the facts and sought a detailed report that on what basis the legislation was passed that allowed ACMS to reserve 100 per cent seats for the wards of the serving and retired Army personnel,” said a senior Delhi government official.

The action has been taken by the government after a representation by the Delhi Medical Association (DMA), which has filed a petition in High Court against the college management regarding the matter. According to the official, the government will review the cabinet’s decision to ensure that civilian students too get admitted to the college. “The cabinet decision which was taken during previous dispensation will now be reviewed,” said the official.

ACMS is a private institution which has 100 MBBS seats and was established in 2008. It was managed by the Army Welfare Education Society. It was allotted 25 acres of land by Ministry of Defence. The college management had claimed that it would only admit children of the serving and retired Indian Army personnel. In 2013, the then Dikshit-led Congress government brought in a legislation, thereby exempting ACMS from following the normal university rules that did not allow 100 per cent reservation for any category.

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  1. army personel serve day and night for our country, even for the ones that they do not know. Giving 100% reservation to their wards may be just a small gesture to praise their sacrifice and dedication. For people who are commenting bad about the reservation, i feel that it isn\’t reservation but simply a way to thank them for their endless efforts.

  2. If we look on its fee structure it seems that the reservation is not for jawans but for those who are at good rank.
    If they actually want to give reservation the should make its fee the reasonable one.

  3. I just tell 1 incedent. An Army Dentist before retierment he died of heart attack at 52yrs with 1male& 1female children 16yrs & 10 yrs not helped by his famliers all well to dos.money vise lost his savings 2. Earnings of female child only family runs.So Reservations for
    army people is must for them.

  4. If their is reservation for sc,st,obc,ph handicapp,girls,ncc,freedom fighter,etc etc why not for army……i believe if someday not a single person gets any kind of reservation…..that would be BEST

  5. Regarding issue of Army Jawan, everybody in the country holds Army Jawan in High Esteem and DMA had suggested a cross-subsidy model where Army Jawan was supposed to get a free seat and meritorious students could be asked to pay higher fee to meet college expenses. Everybody will agree that asking Army Jawan to pay 4Lakh annual Fee is exploiting Army Jawan’s image to get Back door entry for less meritorious students of elite class. There have been rumours of misuse of this reservation also.

Source: PTI

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