Centre to implement reservation in AIIMS

The government on Wednesday assured the Lok Sabha that it would do its bit to ensure reservation in appointment to the speciality and super-speciality teaching posts at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

After the Lok Sabha witnessed uproar over the Supreme Court’s July 18, 2013 order against ensuring reservation in appointment to the speciality and super-speciality teaching posts at AIIMS, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that the government was ready to extend the current session of the House to amend the Constitution.

Law Minister Kapil Sibal, however, said that the government had moved a review petition before the Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench, which clarified that it was for the Central Government to take a decision whether reservation would continue for appointment to the super speciality teaching posts in AIIMS.

Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav earlier raised the issue and targeted the ruling Congress as well as the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, saying that both the parties had not supported the demand for reservation.

“We have been humiliated on several occasions. It pains me to stand up and raise the same issue again and again in the House. We are more in number than you. You did the same thing on the issue of caste census. But we fail to speak up due to limitations imposed by party affiliations,” said Yadav.

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Dara Singh Chouhan and even Congress MP P L Punia too demanded that the Government should ensure that the reservation should continue for appointment to the super-speciality teaching posts at AIIMS.

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