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NEET MDS 2021- 'Delay affects the future of students; notify on counselling sessions within one week' : Supreme Court to Centre

Lawstreet Journal 13 Jul 2021 7:52pm

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The Supreme Court instructed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 12th July, Monday to disclose the NEET-MDS 2021 counselling sessions within a week. A panel of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hrishikesh Roy noted that the delay in counselling may have significant repercussions for the students who have been waiting since the test results were released on 31st December, 2020.

“Prima facie, they have heard Senior Advocate Vikas Singh for petitioners and ASG Mr KM Natraj appearing for Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, we allow one week to respond to the complaints stated in the petition at the request of ASG. We anticipate that an expedient judgement will be made within the next week, and that the court will be notified when the Union Government intends to undertake counselling for students whose MDS NEET scores were released on 31st December, 2020. We trust that the Union Government is aware of the significant implications that these kids will suffer as a result of the lengthy delay in finishing the counselling,” the court stated 

Courtroom Exchange:

The Bench questioned ASG KM Nataraj during the hearing “The petitioners took the NEET MDS exam, and the results were announced in December. How can you cease MDS counselling only because NEET PG has been postponed?” Senior Counsel Vikas Singh, representing the petitioners, stated: “The activity must be completed virtually, thus it is possible. When it comes to a regulated setting, there is always the possibility of covid appropriate behaviour. Only when there… Continue Reading...

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