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SC to consider NEET exemption applications

Supreme Court will hear the matter on Tuesday at 2 announced by an apex court bench on Monday

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: May 2 2016 2:14PM | Updated Date: May 2 2016 2:14PM

SC to consider NEET exemption applications

 In response to the applications received by state universities that say that the NEET examination should not be imposed on states as they want to conduct individual entrance tests, the Supreme Court has decided to hear them on Tuesday.

After a series of lawyers including Gopal Subramaniam appearing for Jammu and Kashmir, and KK Venugopal appearing for Association of Private Medical Colleges of Karnataka mentioned the matter, the hearing would take place on Tuesday at 2 p.m., by the special bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave, as announced by an apex court bench headed by the Chief Justice P.S. Thakur on Monday.

As the top court ordered on Friday that the admission to all undergraduate medical courses would be done through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), various states as well as the association of private medical colleges were left disheartened
The first phase of NEET took place on Sunday while the second phase would be conducted on July 24.  
In the meantime, a constitution bench of the top court on Monday sustained the Madhya Pradesh law providing for common entrance test for admission to medical courses both in government and private medical colleges.
The bench, after a majority judgment, proposed state governments to conduct admissions for the seats that would not be filled under the management quota. 
In addition to that, the constitution bench also set up a three member committee to supervise the aegis of
Medical Council of India (MCI) until the amendment of some law to entrust medical regulatory body to conduct counseling and admissions. 
The panel members include Former Chief Justice of India, Justice R. M. Lodha, former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai and eminent doctor Shiv Sarin.