On doctors’ petition, the Supreme Court today declined to postpone the NEET-PG-22 test, stating that the delay will result in doctor shortages and negatively impact patient care.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant stated that postponing the test would cause “chaos and uncertainty” and would harm the majority of the students who had enrolled for it.
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 was said that the administration is attempting to restore the examination timetable that had been disrupted owing to the epidemic.
The timetable set by this court must be followed as the country gets back on track after being severely disrupted by the global epidemic, it added.
On the 10 of May, the top court had agreed to hear the plea of doctors seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) 2022 which is scheduled to be held on the 21 of May on grounds that it will clash with the ongoing counselling for NEET-PG 2021.
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