New Delhi: On Thursday i.e. onAugust 26, 2010,the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for augmenting existing facilities at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and implementation of Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, for reservation in admission for Other Backward Classes (OBCs). Both the proposals were introduced by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
It is being anticipated that the execution of 27% reservation in admission for OBCs in AIIMS without changing the number of unreserved seats, would necessitate increase in total number of seats in various courses and lead to a corresponding increase in manpower and infrastructure.
According to a statement issued by the government, after the implementation of reservation for OBCs in the institute, the annual intake in various undergraduate, post-graduate and paramedical courses will increase by 182. Implementation of reservation for OBCs will not only increase intake capacity of the Institute, but also facilitate better health care delivery system.