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Will put on hold NEET-PG counselling, Govt. tells SC

The Centre assured the Supreme Court on Monday that the counselling process of NEET-PG will not commence till the top court decides the challenge to 27 per cent reservation for OBC and 10 per cent for EWS category in PG All India Quota seats (MBBS/BDS and MD/MS/MDS) from the current academic session.   | Photo Credit: VIJAYA KUMAR T

The Central Government assured the Supreme Court on Monday that the counselling process of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate) (NEET-PG) would not commence till the court decided the challenge to 27% reservation for OBC (Other Backward Classes) and 10% for EWS (Economically Weaker Section) category in PG All India Quota seats for the current academic session.

A Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud drew the assurance from Additional Solicitor General (ASG) K M Nataraj. It observed that students would face serious problems if the counselling process went ahead.

The assurance was given after senior advocate Arvind Datar, appearing for some NEET candidates, mentioned that the counselling process was scheduled from October 25. He said that by the time the court decided the pending batch of petitions, challenging the July 29 notification, introducing the reservation from academic year, the entire process of admission would be over and serious prejudice caused to students.

Mr. Nataraj, however, clarified that the communication referred to by Mr. Datar was sent to medical colleges only for verification of seats and another notification had been issued on Monday.


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