NEET PG 2022 postponement: Supreme Court dismisses plea
After NBEMS had notified that NEET PG 2022 will be conducted as per the schedule on May 21, 2022, now Supreme Court has also dismissed the plea seeking NEET PG 2022 postponement.
The Supreme Court today heard the NEET PG 2022 postponement plea as the aspirants have been demanding to defer the exam date by 8 weeks. The top court has dismissed the plea by saying that the postponement will create chaos and uncertainty and will impact patient care. As per the top court of the country, it will cause prejudice to over 2 lakh students who have prepared for the exam.
The court also added that postponemnet will create deficiency of doctors in hospitals. However, Supreme Court allows NEET PG 2021 candidates to appear in NEET PG 2022
"Reliefs sought in these proceedings cannot be granted. Petitions are therefore dismissed," said the court, as reported by Live Law.
The court further said, "There are matter which pertain to policy domain. Unless the same is manifestly arbitrary there is no need to consider the same. Needs of patient care & treatment must be paramount in the clash of the ones who have registered & those who have not registered. Any delay in conducting the exam will result in fewer number of resident doctors. This year only 2 sets of doctors are there. The request cannot be entertained due to the reason that it would have affect on the patient care and the career of the doctors."
NEET PG 2022 postoponement: Supreme Court hearing details
Here are the details of the Supreme Court's proceedings today:
When the proceedings started, Advocate Wilson said, "Heavens will not fall down if NEET PG 2022 will be postponed." He also said that, "There was no time limit prescribed for 2022. The clash again occurs now. Everyone has forgotten about infrastructural facilities available in college. When 2021 and 2022 students study together where is the infrastructure," as reported by Bar and Bench.
ASG Bhatti representing the government said, "These are PG students and every year these teaching hospitals have 3 courses. These delays impacts the patients. These requests were re-considered again."
"Patient care cannot be hampered by delaying this exam anymore. 2.65 lakhs doctors have already registered. What we are espousing is the right of these doctors also. State is trying to balance it," he added.