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SC allows resumption of NEET-PG medical counselling process for admissions to 2021-22 academic session

Supreme Court Hearing NEET PG

DYC J: In the 1st matter which was the judgement reserved matter, prepared an order which I'll read.

There is a challenge in the batch of plea to notice issued by DGHS on July 29. Notice implements 27% reservation for OBC and 10% EWS.

DYC J: Notice takes effect from the current AY, petitioners are doc who appeared in NEET PG. Notice was issued on September 6 and results were announced on Sept 28. Arguments were heard on October 7, 2021.

DYC J: Later the SG had informed the court that UOI had decided to revisit the criteria and time was granted. UOI formed the committee on Nov 30 and the committee gave its report on Dec 31, 2021.

DYC J: Petition was taken up for urgent hearing.

We've heard counsels.

DYC J: Submissions which have been urge before this court necessitate an interim order. Formulation of the reasons would take some time.

Validity of OBC reservation in NEET PG and UG has been upheld and the reasons follow.

SC allows resumption of NEET-PG medical counselling process for admissions to 2021-22 academic session with 27% OBC and 10% EWS quota, as per existing criteria. Centre promised that EWS criteria would be tweaked from next year as per recommendation of Ajay Bhushan Pandey committee.

 

We accept the recommedatin of the pandey comm to apply the criteria from next year.

Counselling shall be conducted by giving effect to the reservation of the OM.

Validity of the criteria by Pandey comm would prospectively be subject to the result of the petition in future.

DYC J: We have upheld the validity of OBC.

In EWS, we've upheld the criteria so that the admissions are not dislocated for the current academic year.

DYC J: We have upheld the validity of OBC.

In EWS, we've upheld the criteria for this year so that the admissions are not dislocated for the current academic year.

We will hear the petition wrt to the EWS criteria later.

Supreme Court order in NEET case:

  1.  Counselling for 21-22 to go ahead as per existing criteria both for EWS & OBC
  2. 27% OBC reservation in PG seats affirmed
  3. EWS quota implementation for 21-22 allowed but the issue will be finally decided after detailed hearing in March

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