NEET-PG 2022: SC refuses to postpone entrance exam; doctors demand justice

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) said it had submitted a memorandum to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya demanding the postponement of NEET PG 2022.

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The Supreme Court on Friday (May 13) rejected the plea filed by a group of doctors to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) 2022.

The decision was met with anger and disappointment as many took to social media to plead with the government again to postpone the entrance exam. There were angry reactions on Twitter. Many used the hashtag #JusticeforDoctors.

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On Thursday, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) said it submitted a memorandum to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya demanding the postponement of NEET PG 2022.

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National General Secretary of ABVP, Nidhi Tripathi said, “The future of thousands of students is at stake due to the conflict between the counselling process of NEET PG 2021 and the date of NEET PG 2022 examination and not getting enough time for preparation.”

“ABVP has discussed the issues of NEET PG 2022 with the Union Health Minister and a positive discussion has taken place. We hope that keeping in mind the interest of the students, this matter will be resolved as soon as possible,” Tripathi added.

In the Supreme Court, a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said postponement of the examination would create “chaos and uncertainty” and would affect the larger section of students, who have registered for the examination.

“There are two categories of students — one which is seeking postponement and the larger category of over two lakh six thousand candidates — who would be affected by the postponement after having prepared for the examination”, the bench said.

It noted that the government is trying to bring back the schedule of examination on time as it was affected due to the pandemic.

“As the country gets back on the rails, which was derailed due to the pandemic, the time schedule laid down by this court must be adhered to”, it said.

On May 10, the top court had agreed to hear the plea of doctors seeking postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) 2022 which is scheduled to be held on May 21 on grounds that it will clash with the ongoing counselling for NEET-PG 2021.

Here are some of the reactions from Twitter.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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