New Delhi: Through a recent notice, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has extended the deadline for medical colleges aiming to Increase of MBBS seats to implement EWS quota till 28/06/2019.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported about MCI extending the benefit of additional seats under EWS quota to the colleges which are being run by Government controlled Societies, Municipal Bodies, Public-Private Partnership and under Self-Financing mode, and these institutions (a) provide reservation of seats for W/ST/OBC, implement reservation guidelines of State, (b) charge fee fixed by the State Government and (c) also contribute 15% of seats to All India Quota(AIQ).
Now it has been decided to extend the date of receiving application for increase of MBBS seats to implement EWS quota to the colleges which are being run by Government controlled societies, municipal bodies, public-private partnership and under self-financing mode which also follows reservation of seats for SC/ST/ OBC, charge fee fixed by the State concerned, and also contribute 15% of seats to AIQ, as specified above. Confirmation to this effect was made through a notice on the MCI official website
The notice further states that a fresh window of opportunity is given to all States to submit proposals for enhancement of seats to implement EWS quota in colleges as specified in the preceding paragraph. In case reservation policy of State Government is followed only on some of the seats in the colleges, additional seats to implement EWS quota will be sanctioned only with respect to those seats.
The state may send their proposals accordingly for providing the benefit of 10% of EWS quota, notice added.
It is also requested to intimate the reservation percentage of the State for all categories of reservation implemented for admission to MBBS course along with the proposal
All such proposals must be duly recommended by the State / UT Govt.
Last date of submission of such proposal is again extended to 28.06.2019 to receive application for increase of MBBS seats to implement EWS quota to the colleges which are being run by Government controlled societies, municipal bodies, public-private partnership and under self-financing mode which also follow reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC, charge fee fixed by the State Govt. concerned, and also contribute 15% of seats to AIQ.
The notice further added State Governments may kindly bear in mind that this increase of seats is for implementation of EWS Quota, therefore, fee structure for EWS Quota students must be within the affordable limit of EWS categories with reference to criteria fixed for identification of EWS beneficiaries.
For guidelines on calculation of seat increase corresponding to the 10% EWS quota increase, please refer to the notice below