NEET-PG counselling not to commence till SC decides on OBC, EWS quota: Centre | Education

The Centre assured the Supreme Court on Monday that the counselling means of NEET-PG will not commence till the highest court docket decides the problem to 27 per cent reservation for OBC and 10 per cent for EWS class in PG All India Quota seats (MBBS/BDS and MD/MS/MDS) from the present educational session.

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and B V Nagarathna recorded the peace of mind given by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Ok M Nataraj, showing for the Centre, and noticed that college students can be in significant issue if the counselling course of goes forward as scheduled.

The assurance by Nataraj was given after senior advocate Arvind Dattar, showing for some NEET candidates, talked about that as per the schedule introduced by the Director General of Health Services, the counselling course of for the NEET-PG is to commence from October 25.

He mentioned that by the point the court docket decides the pending batch of petitions, difficult the July 29 notification, introducing the reservation from educational year, the complete means of admission can be over and critical prejudice can be induced to the scholars.

Nataraj mentioned the communication which counsel for petitioner is referring to was despatched solely to the medical schools for verification of seats and yet one more clarificatory notification has been issued on Monday.

“The counselling process will not begin till the court decides the pending batch of petitions,” the ASG submitted.

The bench mentioned that it’s taking the phrase on file.

“We will take your word on record that counselling process will not start till we decide the batch of petitions one way or the other. You know, students will be in serious problem, if the process continues,” the bench mentioned.

Nataraj agreed with the statement of the court docket and mentioned that if there may be any downside in any respect sooner or later, the petitioner’s counsel can contact him straight.

On October 21, the highest court docket had requested the Centre whether or not it might like to revisit the restrict of rupees eight lakh annual earnings, mounted for figuring out the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) class for reservation in NEET admissions for medical programs.

The high court docket had clarified that it’s not embarking into the coverage area however is just making an attempt to confirm whether or not constitutional rules have adhered or not.

It had requested the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) to file their affidavits in per week’s time and had formulated questions to be answered by the Centre.

The high court docket had mentioned, “Tell us if you want to revisit the criteria or not. If you want us to discharge our duties, then we are ready to do so. We are formulating questions which you need to answer them”.

It had added, “We may stay the government notification fixing rupees eight lakh criteria for determining the EWS and you can keep filing the affidavits”.

The high court docket was listening to a batch of pleas difficult the Centre and Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) July 29 discover offering 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Class (OBC) and 10 per cent for EWS class within the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) admissions for medical programs.

It had requested looking out questions from Centre, and requested whether or not any train was undertaken earlier than fixing a restrict of 8 lakh annual earnings for figuring out the EWS class.

It had mentioned the court docket is not going to inform the federal government as to what needs to be the restrict whether or not it needs to be rupees 4 lakh or rupees six lakh as a result of it’s for the chief to determine however all it desires to know is on what foundation Rs. 8 lakh standards was mounted.

“For determining creamy layer in Other Backward Classes (OBC) category the limit was fixed as 8 lakh annual income and they were considered progressed class among OBCs and they were excluded from reservation benefits. Here, for the EWS category, the limit is the same 8 lakh annual income but it was for inclusion in the reservation benefits,” the highest court docket had mentioned.

On October 7, the highest court docket had posed looking out questions to the Centre on its choice to repair a restrict of rupees eight lakh annual earnings for figuring out the EWS class for reservation in NEET admissions.

The Centre had then mentioned fixing a restrict of eight lakh annual earnings for the EWS class is a matter of coverage based mostly on the National Cost of Living Index.

On September 17, the highest court docket has agreed to hear a batch of pleas of scholars towards the July 29 discover offering 27 per cent reservation for OBC and 10 per cent for EWS class in 15 per cent UG and 50 per cent PG All India Quota seats (MBBS/BDS and MD/MS/MDS) with impact from the present educational session 2021-22. 

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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