Q. Consider the following statements regarding All India Quota (AIQ) Scheme
1. It provides for domicile-free merit-based opportunities to students from any State to aspire to study in a good medical college located in another State.
2. Only the central list of OBCs shall be used for this Quota reservation.
3. The AIQ seats for State medical and dental colleges also covered under the scheme
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 2 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

The Central Government has announced that it will provide 27% reservation for OBCs and 10% reservation for the economically weaker section(EWS). It will be provided under the All India Quota (AIQ) scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses in state medical and dental colleges from 2021-22. 

About All India Quota (AIQ) Scheme: 

  • The All-India Quota (AIQ) Scheme was introduced in 1986 under the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. 
  • Purpose: It provides for domicile-free merit-based opportunities to students from any State to aspire to study in a good medical college located in another State. 
  • All India Quota consisted of 15% of total available UG seats and 50% of total available PG seats in government medical colleges. 
  • However, this was not extended to the AIQ seats of State medical and dental colleges. This has been done now. 
  • The central list of OBCs shall be used for this reservation. 

Read more: Landmark decision taken by Government of India in Medical Education 

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