New Delhi: Government on Thursday approved a
proposal for expansion of number of seats and posts in the
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research (PGIMR),
Chandigarh, for implementing 27 per cent OBC reservation.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet
Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA).
Implementation of the 27 per cent OBC reservation in
PGIMR, Chandigarh, over a period of three years without
altering the number of unreserved seats, would necessitate
increase in the total number of seats in the Medical Post
Graduate courses, Nursing Courses and Paramedical Courses
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters here.
There would also be a corresponding increase in the
number of faculty, resident doctors and infrastructure.
The Central Government had enacted the Central
Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006
for reservation in seats for Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
With the introduction of 27 per cent reservation for OBCs
in all institutes under the Central Government, the total
percentage of reservation will go up from the present level of
22.5 per cent to 49.5 per cent.
It will provide reservation to OBCs in admission to this
institute under Central Government.
On implementing the reservation for OBC in the Institute,
an additional 214 Post Graduate seats would be created,
increasing the total number of seats from 396 to 610.
Further, an additional 192 seats in Nursing Courses would
be created increasing the total number of seats from 360 to
552. Also, an additional 87 seats in Paramedical Courses would
be created increasing the total number of seats from 160 to