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NEET applies to the private and minority institutions and doesn’t violate any rights: Supreme Court

Lawstreet Journal 3 May 2020 5:07pm

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions in the graduate, postgraduate medical and dental courses would also apply to minority, both aided and unaided and private educational institutions as there are no violations of their rights.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Vineet Saran and M R Shah said, "Resultantly, we hold that there is no violation of the rights of the unaided/aided minority to administer institutions under Articles 19(1) (g) and 30 read with Articles 25, 26 and 29(1) of the Constitution of India by prescribing the uniform examination of NEET for admissions in the graduate and postgraduate professional courses of medical as well as dental science".

A total of seventy-six institutions petitioned at the Supreme Court regarding the Centre’s order. Some of them included Christian Medical College, Vellore, Manipal University, SRM Medical College Hospital, and Karnataka Private Medical and Dental Colleges Association.

As per the ruling, considering that NEET is the first step to weed out the evils from the system, it would not be in the national interest to step back considering the overall scenario and “if we revert to the old system, posterity is not going to forgive us".

It was further noted that provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, and its regulations are not ultra vires and t they do not take away the rights guaranteed to the aided and unaided minority institutions under the various provisions of the Constitution.

The bench while disposing of petitions said, “Regulatory measures cannot… Continue Reading...

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