Bangalore : Anglo-Indians get new nursing seats quota

Anglo-Indians get new nursing seats quota


Bangalore: The number of nursing seats reserved for Anglo-Indian community has been increased. MLA Derrick M B Fullinfaw, who represents the community in the assembly, shared this information on Tuesday.

He said: “BSc-reserved nursing seats have been increased from 1 to 10 and there will be 2 more for general nursing and five more seats for MSc nursing. This will be a great boon to women of the community.”

He lauded another move by primary and secondary education department, which increased annual fee concession for Anglo-Indian children studying in English-medium schools to Rs 5,000 from Rs 3,000 per student. “I’d requested the minister in 2008 and it has been implemented. But several Anglo-Indian students studying in SSLC board schools need this concession as it’s currently only for ICSE syllabus students,’’ he said.
He mentioned several problems the community faces and urged the government to look into them. “Housing is a major problem.

We request the CM to help them by providing BDA sites. Hardly has any Anglo-Indian obtained an Ashraya site or house pro vided by the government since 1993,’’ he said. An other issue was communi ty halls: “We don’t have community hall and we re quest the government to provide at least one com munity hall out of several unused ones and I’ll get the renovation done from my MLA fund.’’

He urged the central government to restore the reservation which was in place till 1960 in organi zations such as the rail ways. He pointed out that there are about 5,000 An glo-Indians living in Ban galore and about 12,000 people in the state. Sev eral families live in Mysore, Kolar, Bellary and Hubli, he said.