The Supreme Court has given an important update for candidates seeking to postpone NEET PG 2022 exam. It has dismissed the petition seeking postponement of the NEET PG 2022 exam. During the hearing held today, the Supreme Court said that postponing the examination will affect the system of care and treatment of patients. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant, during the hearing on Friday, rejected the demand for postponement of the NEET PG exam 2022, which was to be held on May 21.
The division bench said any relief would have an impact on the care of patients and the availability of doctors. It will also impact the careers of 2.06 lakh doctors who have registered for NEET-PG 2022 this year.
It was mentioned in the petition that the process of counseling on the basis of previous year's examination has not been completed yet. And because of this, orders should be given to the National Board of Examination (NBE) by the apex court to postpone the conduct of the examination for the time being.
The bench claimed that it is a matter of conflict of interest. Millions of students and patients will be affected by this. Postponing the exam in such a manner will delay the syllabus and may lead to shortage of many resident doctors. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said that it cannot issue directions to postpone the examination, which will cause problems and issues to lakhs of candidates who have registered and prepared for it. NEET PG exam will be held on May 21 only.
The Indian Medical Association or the IMA had written a letter to the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya requesting that the conduction of NEET PG 2022 exam on May 21 should be postponed. But the IMA on the other hand in its letter said that due to the very small gap between the counseling for the year 2021 and then the examination, more than 5000 medical interns have become ineligible.
A delegation of IMA i.e. The Indian Medical Association had also met Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday and urged to postpone the examination. However, the Union Health Minister did not give him any rock hard assurances. The minister said that they are investigating the matter, but it is difficult because only the state is in favor of postponing the examination.