Added on : 2022-01-20 11:36:02
Supreme Court upholds the constitutional validity of providing a 27 per cent quota to OBC in All India Quota (AIQ) seats in NEET counselling for medical admissions. The Supreme Court (SC) said that “reservation is not at odds with merit". In its order, the SC also said that ‘merit’ cannot be narrowed to the limit of success in competitive examinations and extends to “lived experiences".
The apex court had announced its verdict to resume the NEET counselling process for both UG and PG courses with a newly introduced quota for EWS and OBC candidates, however, at that time SC had did not yet give a verdict on the rationale behind keeping Rs 8 lakh as the limit for EWS quota