The Apex Court hearing on the petition challenging the July 29 notification of the Centre and the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has been delayed. The Supreme Court of India was expected to hold a hearing on matters related to EWS, OBC reservation in the All India Quota (AIQ) today, on November 23, 2021. However, due to some unstated reasons, the hearing still remains pending. NEET PG 2021 counselling will not commence until the top court announces its final decision on the validity of the EWS, OBC reservation.
A bunch of petitions was filed by medical students against the EWS, OBC reservation in AIQ. With the hearing being delayed, social medical has been flooded with some uncertain and unofficial reasons. Some have stated that the hearing has been postponed till tomorrow, November 24, 2021, by 02:00 PM. Whereas others have been alleging the absence of Justice Suryakant. As per the latest tweets, it is also expected that the hearing is rescheduled to November 25, 2021. As of now, no official announcement in this regard has been stated by Apex Court.
Over 1.6 lakh candidates who appeared for NEET PG 2021 exam are left hanging due to delayed hearing to the verdict on reservation policy. With the actual reason remaining unknown, the doctors across the country have started raising their voices urging authorities to take immediate action on this matter. Many students are now demanding that the hearing should begin soon as it is causing a delay in the admission process and wastage of the academic year. A bunch of students have taken over Twitter to express their opinion on the deferred hearing.
As of now, there is no official announcement/ statement on when will SC Hearing on NEET PG 2021 shall take place. As per the unofficial resources, NEET PG counselling 2021 matter on EWS, OBC quota shall take place tomorrow 02:00 PM. However, some other reports suggest, the matter will be taken up before the bench on November 25, 2021.
The NEET PG 2021 Counselling was expected to commence from October 25, 2021. Supreme Court has then put a hold on the procedure till the top court decides the challenge to 27 per cent reservation for OBC and 10 per cent for EWS category candidates in NEET PG AIQ seats. On October 21, 2021, the top court had asked the Centre whether it would like to reassess the 08 lakh per annum income fixed to determine the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) for NEET PG admissions.