New Delhi, 10th May 2022: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition by doctors seeking postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET PG) 2022 for admission to postgraduate medical courses. The Supreme Court will hear this petition on May 13.
The exam is to be held on May 21. Petitioner doctors say that online counseling for NEET PG 2021 will also take place during the examination of NEET PG 2022, so NEET PG 2022 should be postponed. Admissions for MD, MS, PG Diploma, DNB courses are held through the NEET PG exam.
When senior advocate Rakesh Khanna sought urgent hearing on the petition, a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and PS Narasimha said it would hear the matter which is already listed for hearing on Friday. The bench asked Khanna whether the petitioners wanted to postpone the examination, to which the advocate said ‘yes’. To this, Justice Chandrachud said, “How can we postpone a national examination. The matter will be heard next week.”
Khanna said the matter is listed for hearing on Friday. To which the bench said that it will hear this on May 13.
The petition, filed through advocates Ashutosh Dubey and Abhishek Chauhan, said, “The petitioners are doctors who are doing internships in various hospitals of the country. They want to appear in the NEET-PG exam 2022 scheduled on May 21.”
It demanded that the notification issued on February 4 by the National Board of Examinations to conduct the NEET-PG 2022 examination on May 21 should be canceled or the schedule of the examination should be postponed.
The petition said that the petitioners and the candidates are those candidates who appeared in NEET-PG 2021 and are involved in the ongoing counseling process.