TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has opened the application facility for marital partners and kids of terror casualties under the Central Pool of BDS or MBBS vacancies.
In a recent conversation, the Union Home Ministry has informed the Indian states that children and spouses of the sufferers of terrorist attacks can apply for courses in dental or medical colleges. There will be no separate tests for such applicants. The selection criteria will solely depend on the marks scored by a candidate in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) along with the mandatory education qualifications. A spouse or a kid, of a person who has lost his/her life due to terrorism, can appear for the entrance through the central quota, given they fulfil the above criteria, as conveyed by a functionary from the Ministry.
“It is requested that the State government(s), Union Territory administration(s) may kindly give wide publicity while inviting application(s) from eligible candidates as indicated above for the academic year 2020-21 for allocation of MBBS and BDS seats from the central pool for spouse and children of terrorist victims,” the conversation revealed.
The Ministry also directed the states and union territories to supervise the application processes. It asked them to certify that the given format to be followed and the required documents of students, concerning their states and UTs, are provided. The State and UTs will also have to make sure that these documents are cross-checked and contain authorized signatures. The UTs and states will then have to send these documents to the Ministry within 15 days, from the day of the result declaration of NEET-UG 2020.
The Ministry provided an email to send scanned copies of the form and documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also use the medium of speed post or registered post and sent their applications to Rajeev Kumar, Under Secretary (CT-II), Room No 81, North Block, New Delhi – 110001.
Candidates whose parent or immediate family member was a victim of terrorist attacks or some counter-attacks by defence forces in some act of terrorism in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh can apply through the central quota, if eligible.
The states and UTs with minimum medical education facilities can also avail the benefit. Wards of Defence personnel involved in protecting the country from terrorism, kids of a person whose life is at threat due to terrorism are also suitable for the pool. Besides, candidates who were forced to move out from Kashmir given the circumstances and have suffered financial crisis or landlessness can also apply for seats under the central pool of BDS and MBBS courses.
At the national level, BDS and MBBS exams government reserves almost 15% of seats under All India Quota. The reservation caters the needs of students from the above categories, looking forward to seeking admissions in medical and dental courses.