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IMA seeks postponement of NEET-PG examination, writes to Mandaviya

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SC to hear on May 13 plea for postponement of NEET-PG 2022 examination

By PTI

NEW DE:HI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya requesting postponement of the NEET-PG examination which is to be held on May 21.

In its letter, the IMA mentioned the NEET-PG 2021 was held 5 months after the scheduled date in September 2021.

Then the counselling scheduled to start from October 25, 2021 was additionally initiated (in January, 2022) after a delay as a consequence of pending determination on seat reservations and was additional delayed owing Supreme Court ruling of March 31, 2022, which ordered the cancellation and conduction of particular spherical of counselling for the Mop-up spherical.

As a results of the delayed counselling schedule, NEET PG 2022 was deferred from April 2022 to May 2022, in order that the candidates may seem for the ultimate stray emptiness spherical of NEET PG 2021 and might nonetheless have loads of time for preparation and reappearance for the subsequent NEET PG 2022 examination, in the event that they didn’t safe a seat this yr, the IMA mentioned.

“However, the AIQ Counselling anticipated to be completed by the end of March 2022, is still in process and is uncertain that it will end by May 7th. Several States will also be finishing the counselling around the middle of May 2022. The difference between the NEET PG 2022 exam date and completion of 2021 counselling is too short for an aspirant to prepare and appear for an extremely difficult exam like NEET PG,” the IMA mentioned within the letter.

Another “innocent five to ten thousand interns, who served as COVID warriors during COVID-19 pandemic, are ineligible to appear for NEET-PG due to delay in completion of their final examination and consequently their internship beyond eligibility criteria set for the examination”, the letter highlighted.

“Since the NEET PG 2022 examination date is 21st May 2022, we request your timely intervention and urgent consideration of postponement of the NEET PG 2022 for a reasonable period of time, so that, the current NEET-PG2021 aspirants have adequate time to prepare and appear for the upcoming NEET-PG 2022 examination and the eligibility of all interns is also ensured,” the IMA mentioned.