NEET PG 2022 was not postponed by the Supreme Court on Friday. The examination will take place on May 21. A group of doctors brought the case.
The Supreme Court stated that thousands of students who have registered for the exam will be affected, as well as a shortage of doctors in hospitals.
Medical students from around the country have been pleading with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, and the central government to delay the NEET PG 2022 exam by a few weeks. Students have also been promoting the exam dates on social media.
The Supreme Court’s refusal to postpone the NEET PG 2022 exam may result in a shortage of doctors in hospitals. It will also cause confusion and insecurity.
Over 2 lakh 6000 doctors have enrolled, and if the exam is postponed again, they would be prejudiced.
NEET-PG 2022 registration was concluded on March 25. A total of 2 lakh 6000 doctors have applied for the exam. On the other hand, the court must keep in mind that there are a great number of pupils, and patient care needs cannot be overlooked.
Due to pandemic concerns, the initial timetable for NEET 2022-23 had to be changed.
The petitioners and other doctors in comparable positions took part in the NEET-PG 2021 counselling procedure.
They were not prevented from enrolling in NEET-PG 2022.
While considering the competing submissions, keep in mind that the academic calendar has already been pushed back by over four months.
NEET PG 2022 will now take place on May 21, 2022, with results expected on June 20, 2022.
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Candidates with lesser ranks will learn about admissions at the last minute and would miss out on the NEET PG 2022 application process.
Due to a delay in completing their final exams, 5-10,000 interns who served as COVID fighters during the COVID-19 epidemic are ineligible to take the NEET-PG.
“The petitioners are doctors who are conducting their mandatory internship with different hospitals across the country,” Ashutosh Dubey and Abhishek Chauhan wrote in their brief.
The petitioners wish to take the NEET-PG examination 2022, which will be held on May 21, in order to choose their career path based on their ranking, preferences, and accessible possibilities in several disciplines of medical science for Post-Graduation Courses.”
The petition asked the court to either cancel or suspend the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences’ announcement dated February 4 stating that the NEET PG-2022 examination would be held on May 21.
According to the appeal, some of the petitioners and aspirants are applicants who took the NEET-PG 2021 exam and are currently undergoing counselling, which is unlikely to be completed by May 9, 2022, given the roller-coaster ride they have been on since July 2021.
According to the petition, it raises substantial and crucial legal issues, such as why should NEET-PG 2022 aspirants/candidates be made to suffer and not be given a fair chance to participate in the NEET-PG examination 2022.
It also raised the question of whether the petitioners can be barred from even filling out forms for the NEET-PG examination 2022, as the last date for doing so was March 25, and the petitioners, who were participants in AIQ Mop-UP counselling, did not fill out a form then in the hope of getting a seat, and now after AIQ Mop-UP was cancelled on March 31 due to the fault of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and others, can be denied even filling out forms.
It further requested guidance from the MCC and the Centre to allow students/aspirants to register for the NEET-PG 2022 exam while they were undergoing counselling for the NEET-PG 2021 exam, with the final deadline for filling out the form being March 25.