Sainik Schools will reserve 27 per cent of their seats for OBCs starting with the 2021-22 academic year. There are 33 such schools and they are run by the Sainik Schools Society, an autonomous organisation under the Defence Ministry.
Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar tweeted Friday: “OBC reservation to be introduced in Sainik Schools from the year 2021-22.” The decision was communication to the principals of these schools through a letter on October 13.
OBC reservation to be introduced in Schools from the year 2021-22,” Kumar tweeted and posted images of an October 13 circular that was sent to principals of all schools across the country.
According to the circular, the Sainik Schools Society, which works under the Ministry of Defence, manages 33 such residential schools in the country.
According to the government’s policy, 67 percent of the seats in each School is for candidates from the state where the institution is located. The rest are for candidates from other states. Within these reservations, 15 percent of seats are for SCs, 7.5 percent for STs, and 27 percent for OBC-Non Creamy Layer.