The Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled the mop-up round counselling held for All India Quota (AIQ) of the NEET-PG programs for the yr 2021-22, and ordered a fresh mop-up round.
A bench headed by Justice D.Y Chandrachud and comprising Justices Surya Kant and Bela Trivedi mentioned that for 146 seats, which grew to become obtainable after the AIQ round 2 on March 16, 2022, a particular round of counselling shall be carried out.
The bench added these candidates can avail the good thing about further 146 seats, which had been added to the pool.
It mentioned the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) will invite curiosity for choices from college students inside 24 hours and wrap up the proceedings inside 72 hours. The prime court docket mentioned a fresh mop round will likely be carried out for AIQ seats, and the method shouldn’t take greater than two weeks.
The prime court docket clarified that these candidates, who’ve joined in round 2 of state quota, won’t be eligible to take part for fresh mop-up round.
The bench added that college students who joined in AIQ or state quota, will likely be eligible to take part within the particular round of counselling with none monetary penalty.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court requested the DGHS to rethink the choice of including 146 new seats, because it directed the central authorities to keep up establishment until Thursday on the mop-up round of NEET-PG 2021-22 counselling.
The bench had expressed concern at two elements – the addition of 146 new seats in authorities faculty, and the shortage of uniform utility of March 16, discover of the Medical Counselling Committee barring college students who took admissions in state quota from collaborating within the mop-up round for the All India quota. The bench mentioned the DGHS ought to look at the difficulty.
On March 28, the Supreme Court sought response from DGHS on petitions filed by numerous teams of medical doctors searching for participation in mop-up round of NEET-PG 2021-22 counselling.
Senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, representing some petitioners, submitted earlier than the apex court docket that after the second round of counselling, his shoppers had been allotted the seats and later DGHS issued two notices to convey into the pool some seats which weren’t obtainable to them. Sankaranarayanan mentioned lots of of seats had been added to the pool consequently folks not on advantage got seats, which weren’t obtainable to his shoppers.
Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde, representing one other set of petitioners, submitted that individuals who had been a lot decrease in rank than his shoppers will get higher self-discipline.
The bench famous that staying the method of counselling will likely be a really excessive step. It added, “If we cancel the seats, then we must cancel all of the admissions, which might additional delay the entire processa..”.
The apex court docket order got here on petitions filed by a gaggle of medical doctors searching for to take part in mop-up round of NEET-PG 2021-22 counselling. A gaggle of petitioners contended that after round one of many counselling, they joined a self-discipline, however weren’t allowed to improve in round two. They sought permission to look within the mop-up round.
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