NEET counseling postponed for four weeks, government said – will revisit the limit of 8 lakh annual income for EWS category in NEET

NEET counseling postponed The Center on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it has renegotiated the annual income limit of Rs 8 lakh mounted for the (*8*) Weaker Sections (EWS) category for reservation in admission to postgraduate medical programs in NEET. Have determined to look into it. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath {that a} committee can be constituted to repair the standards for figuring out the EWS category and the committee would take four weeks to do the identical. .Also Read – Chhattisgarh: Government will construct strategic bridges and highways in hardcore Naxalite areas, central forces will present safety

Mehta said that as per the assurance given earlier in the court docket, the NEET (PG) counseling is additional postponed for four weeks. The apex court docket is listening to petitions of college students searching for 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and 10 per cent for EWS in admission to medical programs in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-PG) for the present tutorial 12 months. The July 29 discover of the Center and the Medical Counseling Committee to supply reservation has been challenged. Also Read – When it obtained crimson, the officer threw a bag full of notes in one other’s constructing, 38.12 lakh money was discovered, 25 properties confiscated

Justice Surya Kant said that the EWS reservation is a really environment friendly and progressive sort of reservation and all the states ought to help the Center in this effort. The bench said the solely query is whether or not the classification must be finished in a scientific method and it appreciates that the Center has determined to revisit the standards already laid down. Also Read – Tamil Nadu: 20 12 months outdated pupil commits suicide after getting low marks in NEET examination

Senior advocate Arvind Datar, showing for the petitioners (college students), said that since so much of time has elapsed, the Center ought to withdraw the implementation of EWS reservation for the subsequent tutorial 12 months and begin counseling for the present 12 months.

The bench agreed with Datar’s submissions and requested Mehta whether or not he can withdraw the implementation of the constitutional modification by the subsequent tutorial 12 months and begin counseling for the present tutorial 12 months. To this, Mehta said that the government has determined to implement the 103rd Constitutional Amendment for the present tutorial 12 months and it will not be acceptable to withdraw it. He said he would inform the court docket if the grading course of is completed earlier than four weeks.

The bench informed Datar that the time of four weeks was not unreasonable and it didn’t need the government to do it in haste or else the norms can be set unscientific and haphazardly.

Advocate Shashank Ratnu, showing for OBC candidates, submitted that the reservation utility of OBC college students shouldn’t be rejected as the Center is planning to revisit the standards for EWS category. To this, the bench said that it has not said something about OBC college students and isn’t disposing of the petition. After this, the court docket heard Mehta’s arguments and stuck January 6 for the subsequent listening to on the matter.

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