New Delhi.The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Central Government, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and the National Medical Commission (NMC) to finalize the exam pattern for the postgraduate National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (PG NEET-SS 2021). Strongly reprimanded for making changes.A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna said young doctors cannot depend on the mercy of insensitive bureaucrats and cannot be treated like footballers.
It is worth noting that the Supreme Court also observed that the new syllabus looks more like a final exam and less like an entrance exam.Let us inform that the postgraduate doctors had approached the apex court alleging last-minute changes in the exam pattern of NEET-SS 2021.The notification for the exam was issued on 23 July 2021 while on 31 August a new notification was issued changing the pattern of the exam.This was done when only two months were left for the NEET-SS 2021 exam to be held on November 13 and 14.
The Supreme Court bench told the lawyers appearing for the Central Government, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and the National Medical Commission (NMC) - simply because You have that power... you will use it in this way.Kindly ask the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to look into the matter.The Supreme Court further said that please do not think of these young doctors as football in this game of power.
The top court said that you call a meeting of the three agencies and organize your department.We cannot let these young doctors be at the mercy of insensitive bureaucrats.On the allegation that the exam syllabus was changed after the notification of the exam.The bench said- Now we are going to hear the petition of young doctors who will appear for the super-specialty examination. You give notice of the examination on 23rd July and change the syllabus on 31st August.How can you do that?Why can't the new syllabus be implemented from next year?
The Supreme Court said that students prepare for such examinations for months.We will listen to you but we are dissatisfied with this behavior of the officials.On this strictness of the court, Senior Advocate Maninder Singh, appearing for NBE said- It is a well-thought-out decision which was going on for some time... Final approval was awaited and as soon as we got the approval, it was notified. The petition was filed against this decision by 41 eligible postgraduate doctors from across the country who want to become super-specialists by cracking NEET-SS 2021.
The petition has appealed to the Supreme Court to stay the change in the exam pattern.Senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the doctors, argued that it is a well-established principle that the rules cannot be changed once the competition starts.All the petitioners were preparing for the last three years following the pre-determined pattern.Sudden changes in exam patterns will hurt them.On this, the Supreme Court gave the date of hearing on next Monday.Also issued notices to the Central Government, NBE and NBC.