Supreme Court allows reservation for in-service doctors in PG Admission
The Supreme Court has allowed state governments to give reservation to government doctors for admission to Post Graduation (NEET PG) course.
The Supreme Court has allowed state governments to give reservation to government doctors for admission to Post Graduation (NEET PG) course. However the court has said that they will have to work in rural areas. The Supreme Court held that doctors should sign bonds for five years of service in postings in rural or remote areas or tribal areas.
Also, the MCI rule preventing reservation has been termed as arbitrary and unconstitutional. A bench of five judges has given its verdict on this today in the Supreme Court.
Reservation for Medical students:
The Supreme Court has allowed state governments to provide reservation in NEET PG medical seats for government doctors. The court has asked the service doctors to prepare a plan for service in rural or remote areas after completing PG degree.
The Supreme Court had to pronounce its verdict on whether government doctors working in remote / hilly areas could be awarded 10 to 30 per cent incentive marks for admission to post graduation courses in the state.
The petitions challenged the validity of Regulation 9 (4) and (8) of the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, which provide reservation for doctors for these services. In remote / hilly areas, incentives ranging from 10 to 30 per cent of the marks obtained for each year's service in NEET examination are provided to such candidates.
JEE NEET Exams in September:
The JEE (Main) is scheduled to be held between September 1 and 6, while the JEE (Advanced) on September 27. In addition, the NEET will be held on September 13.
Around 150 academics from different universities have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to go ahead with the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as planned, and not give in to voices of opposition.