A fresh statement released by a bench presided by Justice Chandrachud said that final counselling of candidates successful in the NEET PG exam shall not commence until the court examines and finds a concrete solution. This decision is thought to be a setback for all the candidates who were expecting some positive response against their plea.
Although the court accepts the fact that, pushing the counselling schedule ahead of a predetermined date shall have very bad repercussions. However, it is not possible to commence the counselling session, since the whole plea is regarding the introduction of the reservation quota in the current session.
The candidates have filed a plea with the SC to conduct the counselling soon. However, in response, the centre assured that it is not possible as SC has put a stay on the whole process.
Senior Advocate Arvind Dattar appealing for candidates said, that the counselling for NEET PG was scheduled to start on October 25, 2021. However, it is being pushed every day as the court is not able to reach a final decision until now. This is a grave matter as, by the time the honourable court pronounces its decision, the whole admission process shall be over.
The concerned authorities have declared the NEET PG result, however, there has been a constant delay in the counselling process. The reason for this is a petition filed before the Supreme Court that challenges the decision of the Centre and Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). As per the decision, the authorities wish to introduce 27% reservation for OBC and 10% for the EWS category for admission in the NEET for all medical seats.
These new quota rules dated back to July 29 wherein the centre approved 27 % reservation for OBC and 10 % for the EWS category. With this new law, now candidates of reserved category stand a chance to get reservations in 15 % seats of NEET UG and 50% reservation in PG All India Quota seats (MBBS/BDS and MD/MS/MDS).
As soon as the decision is released by the apex court, the counselling is going to start for all the successful candidates. The counselling is done at two levels, 50% of seats are for the colleges at AIQ level and the remaining 50% seats are for state-based medical colleges.
The candidates have to first register for the counselling session on the official portal and then go for choice locking of the preferred colleges. The authorities after cross verifying the documents will assign colleges to candidates on the basis of their marks and ranks.
As per the statistics released by concerned authorities around 1,74,886 candidates have registered for the NEET PG 2021 exam. The candidates who are successful in the exam will stand a chance to get admission in 6,102 government, private, deemed/central universities.