The Supreme Court denied the appeal to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam Test For Postgraduate (NEET-PG) 2022. The SC believes that any hold in conducting the exam will lead to fewer resident doctors. On Friday, SC rejected the plea by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences to defer the NEET-PG exam. A group of doctors appealed because the NEET exam 2022 shall clash with counselling for the previous year’s NEET.
The bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said that postponing the NEET exam would only create ‘chaos and uncertainty.’ Additionally, it would affect a large number of registered students. The bench believes that delaying the exam would severely impact many students.
The Board replanned the examination again and again due to the Covid pandemic. “As the country gets back on track, the court’s order must be taken into consideration,” said the court on Friday. Ashutosh Dubey and Abhishek Chauhan filed the plea. However, many students have been protesting offline and online to postpone the NEET exam.
The plea reads, “The petitioners of this plea are doctors pursuing their requisite internship with different hospitals across the country. The petitioners want to appear for the NEET-PG exam 2022 on May 21. The exam is crucial because it helps the students decide their career paths. Consequently, the Board allots their seats based on their ranking, choice, and available options under different branches of medicine.”