NEET-PG 2022: Medical Students Association Moves SC Seeking Postponement Of Exam

The Association has said that the exam is clashing with the ongoing counselling for NEET-PG 2021.

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New Delhi: The All India Medical Students Association has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-PG) 2022 exam which is scheduled on May 21. The Association has said that the exam is clashing with the ongoing counselling for NEET-PG 2021.

” On behalf of All India Medical Students Association (AIMSA) we have moved Supreme Court of India against scheduled examination of NEET -PG 2022 dated 21st May, 2022. . The aspirants raised own grievances due to mismatch / clashing of dates in ongoing counselling for NEET-PG 2021″, lawyer of AIMSA Sandeep Tiwari said on Twitter.

Earlier, the students of NEET-PG on Tuesday, had moved to reach out to the Supreme Court in a request to postpone the NEET-PG entrance exam by at least two months, in the view of the ongoing counselling process for the 2021 entrance exams.

Even other medical bodies had also urged Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia to defer the exams to July. In a separate letter by the student, the association has mentioned that the counselling for the NEET-PG for the session 2021 is still under process but the registration process for the entrance exam for session 2022 has already been scheduled from April 6 to May 7.

The student association put up the challenge that they are facing is that the counselling for the session 2021 will only be over by May 3, followed by the state counselling that is scheduled to end only by the end of May.

In support of the concerns of the student association, the Federation of All India Medical Association also wrote to the Health Minister urging to push the registration and examination dates by two months.

Thousands of junior doctors had also requested the Government to postpone NEET-PG by at least two months. The federation of the All India Medical Association (FAIMA) conducted an online survey. Over 85 per cent voted in favour of the postponement of exams that were scheduled for May 21.

In April, the Supreme Court had dismissed a plea from a group of doctors to extend the internship deadline saying that they were not able to perform internship as they were engaged in the Covid-19 duties. The Government had extended the original deadline of March 31 to July 31 following an earlier direction by the apex court to consider the representation of students.

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