- Hearing on the issue of reservation for OBC and EWS will be held soon.
- Counseling will start after the hearing.
- Counseling will be held for 50% AIQ seats.
Also, the Center had earlier assured the Supreme Court that the counseling for NEET PG 2021 will not begin until the court is eligible for PG All India Quota seats (MBBS/BDS and MD/MS/MDS). From the current academic session, it does not hear the petition filed against giving 27 percent reservation to OBC and 10 percent to EWS.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna recorded the assurance and said that if counseling takes place before the court’s decision, “students will face a serious problem”. Justice Chandrachud said, “We will listen to you till the counseling of the students is done. We will accept your point of view that till we decide some way, the counseling is not starting, otherwise the students would have a serious problem.”
On October 21, the Supreme Court had asked the Center whether it wanted to make any amendments in the annual income limit of Rs. The court had also asked the government to clarify the eligibility for OBC and EWS category candidates in NEET PG counselling.
Subsequently, on 26 October, the central government clarified the annual income of 8 lakhs for the EWS category in the court. For this, an affidavit has also been filed before the Supreme Court by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, saying that the principle of fixing the amount is reasonable and is in accordance with Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution.
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