December 10, 2010

AP rules out national quota in medical seats

The state government will not allocate its medical seats to the central pool of seats which is open for candidates from all states in the country.

In an all-party meeting held by chief minister K Rosaiah, minister for medical education Sudarshan Reddy announced that going against the instructions of the central government, the state would not contribute 15 per cent of its medical seats to the national pool.

This would mean that all the medical seats in the state will be available for students from here. Andhra Pradesh is the only state which will not contribute seats to the national share.

The decision against contributing seats to the central pool was taken in consultation with all parties, who opined that national quota would eat into the seats meant for weaker sections in the state including students from Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Meanwhile, the minister also stated that the Centre has sanctioned a 30 per cent increase in PG medical seats.

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