The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a petition filed by doctors seeking postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) 2022 which was scheduled for May 21 citing a clash with the ongoing counselling for NEET-PG 2021.
The petition was filed through advocates Ashutosh Dubey and Abhishek Chauhan and was mentioned by Senior Advocate Rakesh Khanna for urgent listing.
As per the latest reports, the Supreme Court has confirmed that the NEET PG 2022 postponement plea has been accepted by the apex court. A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud agreed to list this matter for urgent hearing as the exam was scheduled to be held on 21st May 2022. It was stated that the matter was brought to the attention of the SC bench by Senior Adv Rakesh Khanna following which the bench has agreed to hear the petition.
The appeal said, “The petitioners are the doctors who are doing their requisite internship with different hospitals across the country. The petitioners aspire to appear in NEET-PG examination 2022 scheduled to be held on May 21 for the purpose of choosing their career option as per their ranking, choice, and available options to them under different branches of medical science for Post-Graduation Courses”.
For the past few weeks, medical aspirants have been urging for a postponement of the NEET PG 2022 examination. Aspirants have complained that the NEET PG 2022 exam date falls too close to the NEET PG 2021 Counselling process which is unlikely to get concluded by May 9, 2022. The petition argued that NEET-PG 2021 candidates should not be made to suffer and be given a fair opportunity to participate in NEET PG Examination 2022.
In light of this, aspirants have been demanding the postponement of the PG Medical entrance exam so that candidates who are not allotted seats get another chance to appear for the exam. However, under the current timelines, those aspirants who are participating in the ongoing counselling process will not be able to prepare for the exam.