Supreme Court Bench Quashes Plea to Defer NEET UG 2021

NEET UG 2021 will be conducted as per schedule on 12 September.

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The Supreme Court on Monday, 6 September, quashed a plea to defer the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Exam (NEET) UG 2021 to a date after the declaration of the CBSE compartment, private and patrachar exam results, reported LiveLaw.

“We will not entertain this petition. We do not want uncertainty. Let the exam continue,” said a SC bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, and Justice CT Ravikumar.

Appearing for the petitioners, Advocate Anjaneya Mishra stated that nearly one lakh students were appearing for the second CBSE compartment exams and since several colleges have already opened admissions, petitioners were worried about losing their seats.

The bench stated that only 1 percent of the students would be appearing for the compartment exams and the NEET UG 2021 schedule couldn’t be disrupted due to it.

"These students should burn the midnight oil and prepare. How much can we intervene as a court?Our indulgence means we are causing strain and pain to so many students. If authority wants to do on its own it's for them to decide. Please don't use our platform to push them", the SC bench observed.
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“If petitioners so desire they are free to make representations to competent authority who may consider it on its own merits at earliest. Beyond this we make it clear we haven’t expressed any opinion on several opinions canvassed,” the bench added.

NEET UG 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 12 September.

(With inputs from LiveLaw)

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