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Delhi High Court dismisses a petition seeking to postpone the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) for 2021 amid Covid-19

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jun 2021 10:11pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi High Court dismisses a petition seeking to postpone the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) for 2021 amid Covid-19

On an application filed by the Association of MD Physicians, the Delhi High Court dismissed an application seeking to postpone the Foreign Medical Graduate Exam, 2021 (FMGE). 

FMGE, also known as the Medical Council of India Screening Test, is an Indian licensure examination administered by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) as a mandatory requirement for an Indian citizen with a medical degree from a college outside the country to practise medicine in India.

The exam will take place on June 18, 2021. The case was being heard by Justice Amit Bansal's vacation bench. The petition, which was filed by the Association of MD Physicians through its President Dr. Rajesh Rajan, requested that the exam be postponed to August due to COVID-19, claiming that "most of the students have not been vaccinated and many have elderly and COVID-19 patients at home." 

Adv Aditya S Pujari, who was representing the petitioners, said that while the exam was postponed for a month when there was no pandemic, it is not being postponed now, despite repeated pleas and the threat of COVID-19.

The Centre argued that this is merely a licensure examination, and that those who are unable to take it in June may do so in December. Kirtiman Singh, Additional Standing Counsel for the Centre, and Adv. T Singhdev claimed that it has already ensured that all necessary safety protocols, as recommended by the investigation committee, are followed. Singhdev also stated that the exam is intended to increase the number of… Continue Reading...


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