According to the latest rule by the Supreme Court of India, attempts have to be made to stop states from having any medical admission exam other than NEET. It has been decided that NEET will be the common entrance exam for admission to any medical college in India.
Earlier it was decided that NEET exam will be used as a single window test for admission to all UG medical and dental colleges across India, but the center partially reversed it through the ordinance letter.
Justice AR Dave said to attorney general Mukul Rohatgi, that this decision was wrong on their part and any decision should’ve been taken after the Supreme Court’s verdict.
According to Sankalp Charitable Trust, the ordinance was in violation of constitutional ethos. There was a demand to stop the same and it should not be allowed to go ahead. Rohatgi in a current statement said that uniformity in medical examinations is required and no discrimination should be practiced as today, even the upper middle class are not able to afford a seat in a good medical college. While defending himself, he also added that now according to the ordinance, it is optional for states to either have their own medical exam or to admit students in government or private medical colleges.
In response to the same, the bench said that there should be a minimum standard in medical education in India and the decisions are not only going to affect medical students but also a larger part of the society.
Also, the petitioner's plea for centralised counselling has been denied by the Supreme Court.
Another plea in front of SC is from an Indore-based doctor Anand Rai, who has challenged the ordinance as according to him, this it is contradicting the orders of the government.