The Supreme Court will today hear argument regarding the deadline for applying for the National Eligibility cum Entry Test 2022 (NEET PG 2022) post-graduate examination and completion of the internship (to be able to make such an application).
The case will be heard by a panel of judges DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath.
One of the petition’s main prayers was to postpone the date of NEET PG 2022 which was previously scheduled to be held on March 12.
However, before the hearing was held on Friday last week, the central government announced its decision to postpone the exam for 6-8 weeks, rendering the prayer on the same fruitless.
However, the issue regarding the internship persisted as many applicants said they would not be able to meet the May 31, 2022 deadline to complete the internship, one of the eligibility criteria to apply for the exam.
The plea said that many final year MBBS applicants had joined as frontline workers in Covid duties and this had delayed the start of their internship.
“When applicants asked colleges informally about when the internship would be extended for next year and whether it would affect registration for NEET-PG 2022, colleges gave them an oral assurance that it would not come in. in conflict with the registration requirement for NEET-PG 2022-23 However, on January 15, 2022, applicants were shocked to find that they will not be able to register for a mandatory one (1) internship. year on or before May 31, 2022, as required by clause 4.1 of the Information Bulletin”, the plea filed through the lawyer Charu Mathur noted.
Thus, the condition is patently arbitrary as it deprives thousands of candidates from applying for the exam, the petition states.
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