NEET PG Counselling 2021: The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 6) has reserved the judgement on Other Backward Class (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota in connection with the NEET PG Counselling . The special bench of justices- Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AS Bopanna will pronounce the verdict at 10:30 AM on Friday (January 7). The court will decide whether counseling will start on the criteria of 8 lakh per annum of EWS quota in NEET PG. "NEET PG counselling has to begin in national interest," the court remarked. Register Here for
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The top court, on Wednesday, January 5, heard arguments made by Senior Advocates Arvind Datar and Shyam Divan. Appearing for the petitioners, Senior Advocate Shyam Divan argued that the new system of reservation should come into force from next year. He referred to the July 29 notification for implementing EWS and OBC quota and said it is like "changing the rules of the game midway" as the reservation policy was introduced after the exams were notified.
NEET PG counselling for 50 per cent AIQ seats was scheduled to begin on October 25 but the MCC had postponed it following the Supreme Court's direction. The MCC has also introduced some changes to the AIC NEET counselling scheme, the process will remain the same as previous years for central institutions.