The Supreme Court on Friday refused to postpone the NEET-PG-2022 examination on a plea of doctors, saying the delay would cause an unavailability of doctors and seriously affect patient care. A Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said postponement of the examination would create “chaos and uncertainty” and would affect the larger section of students, who have registered for the test.
“There are two categories of students -- one which is seeking postponement and the larger category of over two lakh six thousand candidates -- who would be affected by the postponement after having prepared for the examination”, the Bench said.
The Judges noted that the Government was trying to bring the schedule of examination back on time as it was affected due to the pandemic.
“As the country gets back on the rails, which was derailed due to the pandemic, the time schedule laid down by this court must be adhered to”, said the Bench.
On May 10, the top court had agreed to hear the plea of doctors seeking postponement of the NEET-PG 2022 which is scheduled to be held on May 21 on grounds that it will clash with the ongoing counselling for NEET-PG 2021.