Today Centre claims to modify yesterday’s order of Supreme Court claiming separate medical entrance test to be held by States

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New Delhi: Today, on 29th day of April, seeking modification of the order for allowing the State Government and Private Colleges to hold the separate entrance examinations for the MBBS and BDS courses for the current academic year, the Central Government seemed moving to the honourable Supreme Court of India.

For the current academic year i.e. 2016- 2017, yesterday, on 28th April, there was an order which was made by the Top Court clearing the decks for the holding of National Eligibility Entrance Test- NEET which is the single common entrance test for admissions in the courses like MBBS and BDS, in two phases for this academic year in which about 6,50,000 students are supposed to appear.

Moreover, the Top court yesterday found approving the schedule which was put before it by the Centre, CBSE and the MCI- Medical Council of India for treating AIPMT- All Indian Pre- Medical Test fixed for 1st day of May as NEET- 1. Moreover, the Top court also made it clear that those who were failed to apply for the AIPMT will now be given chance to appear in the second phase, NEET- II on 24th July and the result will be combined declared on 17th August.

Now in the today’s plea, the Centre’s stand is represented by the Attorney General- Mukul Rohatgi before the concerned bench of the honourable Top Court, comprising of Justice- A. R. Dave and Justice- A. K. Goel. While clearing Centre’s stand, he said that the order which was passed on yesterday had allowed the holding of a two- phased single common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and Post- graduation courses through NEET on different dates, but there appear to be some genuine difficulties and there is a need for some change in the order.

In his suggestions the Centre’s representing lawyer- Rohatgi found stated that the first phase of NEET should be scrapped and all the students be allowed to take exam on 24th day of July.

By the effect of the yesterday’s order, the top court found reviving the Notification of the Government issued on 21st December, 2010 for holding a single common entrance test through NEET. Moreover, notably, the yesterday’s order was passed by the Top Court on the petition filed by Non- Government Organisation- Sankalp Charitable Trust.

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