Supreme Court expected to consider Plea on Deferment of Medical Entrance exam

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Nishka Srinivas Veluvali

Published On: February 02, 2022 at 17:17 IST

The Supreme Court is expected to hear the Plea filed with regard to the suspension of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Yest (NEET PG) exam, on February 07, 2022.

The online source of the Supreme Court stated that the Plea seeking the deferment was filed on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

NEET PG is slated on March 12, 2022. The Plea was filed by six MBBS graduates via Dubey Law Chambers requesting for the direction to the National Board of Examination to postpone the planned test until the other requirements like completion of compulsory internship period, as prescribed in the PG Regulations.

They further informed the Court that one of the requirements of PG Regulations is that 30 beds are to be assigned to one unit of students pursuing the course but now the same facility was being accommodated to two students of the two academic sessions.

The Petition challenges the violation of the NEET PG Regulations, 2000 by admitting candidates for Academic sessions in one Academic session as, “There is an explicit cap on the number of PG admissions to be done per year per unit”.

The Petition also stated that hundreds of MBBS Graduates who could not complete the internship requirement because of their duty in handling the COVID -19 Virus, will now be considered as ineligible for the NEET – PG Test, without their fault in it.

The Petition asserted, “The petitioners (with 1500 candidates) have mentioned that they were in Covid duties in the year 2021 and therefore their internship was postponed. They have submitted that they are victims of circumstances and that they were not informed at any time that serving in Covid duties would tantamount to a situation where they will not be eligible to appear for the NEET-PG”.

The Supreme Court is likely to consider the Petitions filed in this regard on February 07, 2022.

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