Defence ministry announces 27% OBC-NCL quota in Sainik Schools from 2021-22
The defence ministry has announced that other backward castes-non creamy layer (OBC-NCL) will be given a 27 per cent reservation in 31 Sainik Schools with effect from the 2021-22 academic session. The announcement was made by defence secretary Ajay Kumar through Twitter on Friday.
“It is in accordance with the national norms as well as the formulations of the HRD ministry on admissions in educational institutions. The order was issued to all Sainik School principals on October 13,” a defence ministry official said. The 27% reservation for OBCs will be in addition to the existing 15% for SCs, 7.5% for STs, and 25% for children of serving and retired military personnel under the defence category in Sainik Schools.