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ESIC medical colleges to reserve seats for wards of low income subscribers

22 November 2016

The Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to give preferential admission in the ESIC medical colleges and hospitals to wards of insured persons having wages up to Rs15,000 a month.

The ESIC on Friday said children of insured persons with lower wages will be given reservation in its medical colleges and will get admissions in MBBS courses at a subsidised fee. For the academic year 2016-17, a total of 700 seats were offered in all the ESIC / ESI medical colleges across India.

"In one of the historic decisions, an Insured Persons Quota (erstwhile ESIC Management Quota) was carved out with provision of reservation for admission to MBBS seats in ESIC medical colleges for wards of insured persons," ESIC said.

Wards of such insured persons having wages up to Rs15,000 a month are getting preferential admission in the ESIC Medical College and Hospital and are benefiting in terms of quality medical education, it added.

The available seats of 'Insured Persons Quota' are pooled on all-India basis and allotted, amongst eligible wards of insured persons, it explained.

The quota seats are being filled on merit-cum-preference basis through a centralised counselling based on the result of All India Entrance Test - NEET (except ESIC Medical College, Sanathnagar, Telangana), ESIC said.

Reservation policy of central government for SC/ST/OBC/PH etc is being followed for allotment of seats. Candidates/wards of insured persons seeking admission under the quota have to fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission as per MCI regulations and as fixed by ESIC in this regard, it added.

Out of a total of 700 MBBS seats, 267 (38.14 per cent) seats falling under the ESIC 'Insured Persons Quota' have been offered to the wards of insured persons, ESIC said.

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