A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court by The All India Medical Students Association to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) 2022 exam scheduled on May 21 for the reason that it was clashing with the NEET PG 2021 counselling which is currently going on.
Advocate Sandeep Tiwari, the lawyer of AIMSA, said on Twitter: “On behalf of All India Medical Students Association (AIMSA) we have moved Supreme Court of India against scheduled examination of NEET-PG 2022 dated 21st May, 2022.
The aspirants for the exams have raised the issue as the clashing of dates in ongoing counselling for NEET-PG 2021 with the new exam which may have lead to another set of problems later.
Social media is currently flooded with the many campaign by medical students who want that the NEET-PG 2022 are postponed.
Citing delay in the process of counselling for NEET PG 2021,many associations have already sent letter to the President, Prime Minister and Health Minister in this regard.
The Supreme Court had on a previous occasion dismissed a plea to extend the internship deadline for the NEET PG 2022 students beyond July 31,on the pretext of disrupting the academic schedule.
The students had informed the court that many of them were unable to complete their internship due to the covid -19 duties.
Several ssociations have written to President Ram NNath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to postpone the NEET PG exams 2022 citing delay in the counselling process
Last month, the Supreme Court had dismissed a plea to extend the internship deadline of July 31 for NEET-PG 2022 saying that it will disrupt the academic schedule.
Many students sought for extension of the internship deadline saying that they could not perform internship as they were called to engage in in the COVID-19 duties.
The original deadline of March 31 was extended to July 31 by the Centre following an earlier direction by the Court to consider