NEET-PG 2022: SC rejects plea seeking postponement of May 21 examination

The apex court said that the delay would cause the unavailability of doctors and seriously affect patient care.  “There are two categories of students -- one which is seeking postponement and the larger category of over two lakh six thousand candidates -- who would be affected by the postponement after having prepared for the examination", the bench said.


The Supreme Court on Friday, May 13  rejected the plea seeking to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG 2022) examination. The exam will be conducted as per the scheduled on May 21.

The apex court said that the delay would cause the unavailability of doctors and seriously affect patient care.  “There are two categories of students -- one which is seeking postponement and the larger category of over two lakh six thousand candidates -- who would be affected by the postponement after having prepared for the examination", the bench said.

The apex court said that this postponement will cause ill-affect on the patient care and the career of doctors.

“There are two categories of students- one which is seeking postponement and the larger category of over two lakh six thousand candidates- who would be affected by the postponement after having prepared for the examination”, the bench said.

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IMA(Indian Medical Association) had also written a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya requesting a postponement of the NEET-PG examination which is to be held on May 21.

IMA said the 'NEET PG 2021 was held 5 months after the scheduled date in September 2021. Then the counseling scheduled to begin on October 25, 2021, was also initiated (in January 2022) after a delay due to the pending decision on seat reservations and was further delayed owing Supreme Court ruling of March 31, 2022, which ordered the cancellation and conduction of special round of counseling for the Mop-up round'.
 

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