Supreme Court scraps its own verdict on NEET

Published by April 12, 2016 | 10:08 am

New Delhi: Scrapping its own controversial judgement of single common entrance test (NEET) for admissions in MBBS, BDS and PG courses in private medical institution, the Supreme Court on Monday said that the decision was taken by the then Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir without any discussion on the day of his retirement.

A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Justice AR Dave were unanimous in saying that the July 18, 2013 verdict of the three-judge bench, “needs reconsideration” as “the majority view has not taken into consideration some binding precedents”.

Justice Dave in the 2013 verdict had given a dissenting verdict, while Justice Vikramjit Sen (since retired) had shared the views and findings of then CJI Kabir on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

The verdict, delivered on the day when CJI Kabir demitted office, had created a buzz in the Supreme Court corridors as an advocate had posted on a social networking site about the outcome in advance.

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