NEET PG Counselling: The Supreme Court has decided to hear a plea related to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), OBC quota in connection with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test postgraduate (NEET PG 2021) counselling on 5th January 2022, which got continued to 6th of January, 2022 & now will announce its judgement on 7th January 2022.The special bench of justices- Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AS Bopanna will pronounce the verdict at 10:30 AM today.
A bench including Chief Justice of India (CJI), N V Ramana and justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared in the court on behalf of the Centre, that the matter pertains to admissions to postgraduate medical courses and that students have been facing difficulties.
“If it is a three-judge bench matter, then it will be listed before a three-judge bench tomorrow,” the CJI said.
On Monday, a bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud told the Centre that a court of requisite strength could be set up by the CJI as a three-judge bench is hearing the EWS quota matter. (Source – ndtv.com)
The top court after reserving the judgement yesterday remarked- “NEET PG counselling has to begin in national interest.” The top court, on Wednesday, January 5, heard arguments made by Senior Advocates Arvind Datar and Shyam Divan. Appearing for the petitioners, Senior Advocate Shyam Divan argued that the new system of reservation should come into force from next year. He referred to the July 29 notification for implementing EWS and OBC quota and said it is like “changing the rules of the game midway” as the reservation policy was introduced after the exams were notified. (Source – ndtv.com)