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All India Quota Mop-Up Round Counselling for NEET-PG 2021-2022 admissions cancelled: Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court today has cancelled the All India Quota Mop-Up Round Counselling for NEET-PG 2021-2022 admissions due to the anomalies arising from the 146 seats that were added to the Mop Up Round which were not available to AIQ candidates in Rounds 1 and 2.

The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Bela M Trivedi directed holding a special round of counselling for the 146 seats, along with allowing students who have joined the All India or the State Quota in Round 2 to participate in this round as well.

The concern authorities are instructed to invite options from students within 24 hours of issuing the fresh notification and complete the process within 72 hours after the cut-off time for giving options.

The authorities are directed to hold a mop up round, and complete the process within 72 hours.

The Court has also upheld the March 16 advisory which prevents students who have taken seats in State Quota after Round 2 from participating in the Mop-Up.

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The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Bela M Trivedi passed the following directions:

  • Counselling for the All India Quota Mop Up Round shall stand cancelled.
  • For the additional 146 seats which became available after the AIQ Round 2 on 16 March 2022, a Fresh Mop-up round of counselling shall be conducted as a special case.
  • Students with who had
  • Students with state quota or AIQ who joined in Round 2, will be at liberty to participate in the fresh round of counselling without any financial penalties.
  • A new Mop UP Round for AIQ seats will be conducted and completed with 14 days thereafter
  • Those students who have joined in round 2 of State Quota shall not be eligible to participate in the mop-up round for either state or All India Quota

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The Court clarified that the directions have been issued invoking powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to resolve the imbroglio. This means, the directions will have no effect of a precedent.


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