The Center will consider the income limit for the protection of financially weak candidates (EWS). In that situation, the counseling process for the All India Uniform Medical Entrance Examination (Knit-Postgraduate) was suspended for four weeks.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the Center would reconsider the Rs 8 lakh income limit for financially weak candidates in postgraduate medical courses. A committee will be formed to look into the matter. That will take four weeks. That question was accepted by a division bench of Justice DY Chandrachur, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Vikram Nath.
On the basis of the Centre’s question, the Supreme Court said, “The Solicitor General has stated that this work (maximum limit for financially weak candidates) will take four weeks.” Until then, counseling will be suspended. In addition, the case has been fixed for January 7 next year.
On July 29, the Union Ministry of Health announced that 26 per cent seats would be reserved for OBCs in all medical and dental courses (MBBS / MD / MS / Diploma / BDS / MDS) undergraduate and postgraduate under the All India Quota Program. 10 percent seats will be reserved for financially weak candidates. That rule will be effective from 2021-22 academic year. A case was filed in the court against that decision.