It was earlier advised to the central government by Supreme Court, that grace marks in NEET PG will be the best incentive for the candidates participating in COVID-19 duty. However, as per a new update, it seems that the Government is more inclined towards other incentives than grace marks in the exam. The government is not willing to compromise the merit of the students in the field of medicine.
On an affidavit dated May 9, 2021, on behalf of the Union of India, it has been mentioned that “…the Central Government shall consider other incentives without compromising with the merits which can never be compromised in the field of medicine.”
This indicates that the government is not in the favour of passing any candidates with any grace marks whatsoever. The final decision in this regard is however expected on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
Earlier, supreme court Justice Chandrachud has pointed out that to tap the MBBS degree holders and to deploy them in the COVID-19 services money as an incentive is not a good enough option. This was pointed out after the PM authorised key decisions to boost the availability of medical personnel to fight COVID-19, on May 3, 2021.
Individuals who complete 100 days of service in COVID-19 duty will be given incentives and priority in forthcoming regular Government recruitment. And, all such professionals who sign up for a minimum of 100 days of COVID duty and complete it successfully will also be given Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid National Service Samman from the Government of India.
However, Justice of SC, suggested that COVID-19 duty can be only made attractive if the incentive is in the form of grace marks and not money. Justices Chandrachud said: “There are 1.5 lakh doctors waiting to appear in the NEET who have completed the medical course and their internship. There are some 2.5 lakh nurses who are now fully trained. They can be involved in the COVID workforce. But if you give them 15-25,000 rupees, nobody would come. How can you make Covid service attractive to them? This can bolster your infrastructure for the third surge.”
The government is now however seeming to be not in the favour to pass the students with any grace marks. Until any official decision is taken, nothing can be speculated at this moment.
NEET PG 2021 exam has been postponed till at least August 31, 201. The new exam date will be announced at least 1 month before the exam.
In order to clear the NEET PG 2021 exam, you need to get the minimum qualifying cut off score. As per the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations (as per latest amendment) notified by the NMC/ the erstwhile MCI with prior approval of MoHFW, Govt. of India, to pass NEET PG, the general candidates need minimum 50 percentile, SC, ST, OBC (including PWD of them) need minimum 40 percentile and the UR PWD need 45 percentile.