New Delhi. The Supreme Court in an interim order on Friday allowed the resumption of medical counseling for NEET-PG admission for the year 2021-22. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna said the detailed reasons for the interim order will be followed and the counseling for NEET-PG for the academic year 2021-22 will proceed as per the norms already notified. And also retained the validity of the quota of 27 percent OBC and 10 percent Economy Weaker Section (EWS).
In the petitions, the notice related to reservation was challenged by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on 29 July. In the notice of DGHS, 27 percent reservation for OBC and 10 percent EWS was implemented. The petitioners are doctors who appeared in NEET PG. The bench also allowed Rs 8 lakh income criterion for students from poor families for this year. The petitions have been listed for final hearing on March 5.
NEET PG or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Post Graduate) is an aptitude and ranking test for medical students for admission to over 100 private and medical colleges. After this decision, more than 45,000 junior doctors can join the workforce, which comes amid a huge jump in COVID cases in the country. In the last two days, a total of two lakh new cases of corona have been reported.