NEET PG Counselling 2021: Supreme Court passes BIG order on dates [25.11.2021]

As per the hearing of the Supreme Court, the NEET PG counselling 2021 stands delayed by four weeks once again amid the EWS criteria row.

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a big update on the counselling session of NEET PG 2021 examinations, which now stands delayed. As per the hearing conducted on Thursday, the matter has been further deferred by the court and the NEET PG 2021 counselling stands delayed by four weeks.

The Centre had told the apex court on November 25 that it has taken a considered decision to revisit the limit of Rs 8 lakh annual income fixed for determining the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category for reservation in NEET admissions for postgraduate medical courses.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for Centre sought four weeks time from a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath, saying a committee will be constituted to determine the criteria for EWS.

It was further stated in the Court that the NEET PG 2021 counselling dates shall remain postponed till a decision is reached regarding the EWS determining criteria. "In the matter, I have instruction to say that the government has decided to revisit the criteria. We will formulate a committee and take a fresh decision within four weeks. Till then the counselling shall remain stayed only. I give my assurance," Solicitor General told the Bench.

26 Nov 2021