SC rejects the NEET ordinance

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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the ordinance against NEET allowing states to conduct separate entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS courses for 2016-17.

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Refusing to stay the operation of the ordinance as 50 per cent of the states have already conducted their own entrance examination for admission to government colleges, a bench of Justice Anil R.Dave, Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, however said: “Prima facie we find that the validity of the ordinance is open to doubt.”

NGO Sankalp had moved the top court seeking the stay of the ordinance contending that it was a patent exercise of judicial power in the garb of ordinance to put the the court decision on hold for one year.

The top court had approved the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 as NEET-1.

It had said those who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in NEET-II on July 24 and the combined result would be declared on August 17, so that the admission process can be completed by September 30.

Wefornews Bureau

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