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SC has allowed the NEET PG and UG Counselling through its judgment on Jan 20, 2022; read the arguments [Read Judgment]

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jan 2022 12:40am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary SC has allowed the NEET PG and UG Counselling through its judgment on Jan 20, 2022; read the arguments [Read Judgment]

Mr Arvind Datar, Senior Counsel, for the petitioners

  1. "The Constitution was amended by the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act 2019 on 14 January 2019 to provide 10 percent reservation for the EWS of the unreserved category. The OM laid down the criteria for determining the EWS category within three days of introducing the amendment. The Union Government did not undertake any study before notifying the criteria on 17 January 2019. It evident from the report submitted by the Pandey committee that no exercise was undertaken before notifying the criteria in 2019".
  2. "The report of the Pandey committee only justifies the criteria but does not submit the exercise that was undertaken for arriving at the criteria".
  3. 'The prescription of the Rs 8 lakhs income limit would amount to treating unequal's equally. For example, the per capita income of States differs. Goa has a per capita income of Rs 4 lakhs, while Bihar has a per capita income of Rs 40,000. The Minister of State of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation, while answering a Parliamentary question acknowledged the disparity in per capita income among States and the rural and urban populations. The 8 lakhs income criteria is higher than the per capital income of any of the States".
  4. "The common income limit of Rs 8 lakhs does not include factors such as income volatility, size of family, and high cost of living in certain locations".
  5. "The report(Pandey Committee) acknowledges the absence of reliable data".
  6. "The explanation to Article 15 states that for the purposes… Continue Reading...

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