The Supreme Court will right this moment hear a plea difficult the 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Class (OBC) and 10 per cent for the EWS class for admission to postgraduate (PG) medical seats by NEET. The petitioners within the matter have sought to quash the July 29 notification saying 27 per cent reservation for OBCs and 10 per cent reservation for EWS within the all-India quota (AIQ) beginning 2021-22 educational session.
NEET PG counselling for 50 per cent AIQ seats was scheduled to start from October 25, 2021. However, MCC had postponed the counselling dates.
The final listening to was performed by a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Vikram Nath and BV Nagarathna. With this, an affidavit was additionally submitted to SC saying that the counselling course of won’t proceed and the identical revenue standards had been justified for figuring out the eligibility for EWS, OBC candidates.
The prime court docket had requested the Centre to elucidate what train was undertaken by it to repair annual revenue eligibility of Rs 8 lakh for the EWS class.
On setting the restrict of Rs 8 lakh annual revenue fastened for figuring out the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) class for reservation in NEET admissions for medical programs, the Centre on October 26 had clarified to the apex court docket that the precept of fixing the quantity is rational and consistent with Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution.