The Supreme Court orders Centre to put NEET-PG counselling on hold until it decides the validity of Centre’s decision to introduce OBC and EWS reservation in All India Quota (AIQ).
A bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud said that “the students will be in a serious problem” if the counselling takes place before the Supreme Court takes a concrete decision.
Additional Solicitor General KM Nataraj gave assurance to Senior Advocate Arvind Datar, representing the NEET Aspirants who have filed the petition in the court, said that the counselling of the NEET-PG students will begin from October 25,2021 according to the official communication from the Director General of Health Services.
Advocate Datar, requested the Court’s intervention for terminating the entire process of counselling while the issue was before the court.
ASG KM Nataraj assured Senior Advocate Arvind Datar, that the counselling will not begin unless the issue is dealt with.
Justice Chandrachud said that we will take your word that counselling is not starting until and unless the matter is solved.
The Court had expressed its doubts over the validity of the Rs. 8 lakh annual income limit set by the Centre for EWS criteria and requested for the responses on specific issues.