The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) on Friday confirmed that the 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 was carved out with the provision of reservation for admission to MBBS seats in ESIC Medical Colleges forwards of Insured Persons," ESIC said.
The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is a multidimensional social security system tailored to provide socio-economic protection to worker population and their dependants covered under the scheme.
Reservation under 'Insured Persons Quota'
Wards of such insured persons having wages up to Rs 15,000 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 the all-India basis and allotted, amongst eligible wards of insured persons.
The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) filling the quota seats 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 stated.
Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PH
The reservation policy of the central government for SC, ST, OBC, PH (Physically Handicapped) is being followed for allotment of seats. Candidates or wards of insured persons seeking admission under the reservation quota will have to fulfil 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 (around 38 %) seats falling under the ESIC 'Insured Persons Quota' have been offered to the wards of insured persons, ESIC said