Supreme Court of India issued notices to the Central Government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) over a appeal that demands allocation of Test Centres for NEET in gulf countries. Alternatively, the petitioners have demanded that the NEET 2020 medical entrance exam be delayed in future also, after impact of COVID-19 pandemic subsides. The petition is being heard by a bench of Justices L.Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta & S. Ravindra Bhat, who have issued notices to the Central Government, seeking their respond towards it.
The petition is already PIL denied by the Kerala High Court which sought similar relief. While, the High Court had denied the appeal saying that it cannot issued directions to MCI. NTA with expert bodies in their respective fields and knew how to conduct entrance exams the best. Even though, now the apex court has decided to hear the appeal. Now it also issued notices to the Central Government and the Medical Council of India on the matter.
In the appeal filed in the Supreme Court, by Advocate HarisBeeran and PallaviPratap on behalf of parents of students. The petitioner has stated that over 4000 students from Qatar and the Middle-East are facing difficulties in travel and other arrangements to appear for the NEET 2020 medical entrance exam. Hence, the exam is scheduled to be conduct on 6th September.
The petitioner mentioned that the students have tried to register themselves for the flights being operated under the Vande Bharat Mission to reach India and appear for the exam.In spite of that, none of them have managed to get a seat. Depends on these factors, the appeal urges court to direct the Central Government to allocate more exam centres in the region or delayed the examination.
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