SC allows CBSE to declare NEET results, stays Madras HC interim order

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New Delhi, June 12: The Supreme Court, on Monday, uphold Madras High Court’s interim order restraining publication of results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2017, PTI reported.

Supreme Court has directed authorities to announce the result and subsequent admission as per schedule fixed by it earlier.

The apex court, however, cited that declaration of result, subsequent counselling and admission will be subject to its decision on the matter pending before it. The top court has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare the NEET results before 26 June.

High courts directed not to entertain petitions on matters relating to NEET examination 2017, Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

On 9 June, the CBSE moved to Supreme Court challenging the Madras High Court order restraining the publication of results of NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across the country.

The high court, on 24 May, had granted interim stay on the publication of NEET results on a batch of pleas alleging that a uniform question paper was not given in the examination and there was a vast difference between the ones in English and in Tamil.

Hearing a batch of petitions filed by some students, Justice MV Muralidharan of the court’s Madurai bench had also told the Medical Council of India, the director of the CBSE and the Union health ministry to file their counter-affidavits on 7 June.

The Supreme Court on Monday has issued a stay on that order. In its counter-affidavit, CBSE had refuted that question papers in vernacular languages such as Gujarati were easier to attempt than the ones in English.

More than 11 lakh MBBS and BDS students had appeared for the NEET at around 1,900 centres across the country on 7 May. The petitioners had alleged that a uniform question paper was not given and there was a vast difference between the one in English and Tamil.

 Wefornews Bureau

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