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NEET PG 2021 Not to Have Special Round of Counselling, Supreme Court Dismisses Plea

SC dismissed a PIL seeking a special stray round of counseling for vacant seats in NEET-PG All India Quota. (Representational Image)

The court said that the decision not to conduct fresh counseling was not arbitrary instead was in interest of medical education & public health.

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  • Last Updated:June 10, 2022, 12:04 IST
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The Supreme Court on Friday, June 10 dismissed a petition that was seeking a special stray round of counseling for vacant seats in the NEET-PG All India Quote. Dismissing the plea the court said that 8-9 rounds of counseling had already been conducted and the decision not to conduct fresh counseling was not arbitrary, and instead was in the interest of medical education and public health.

The bench comprising Justice MR Shah and Aniruddha Bose observed, “When a conscious decision has been taken by the Union of India and Medical Council of India for not conducting any special stray rounds of counseling, it cannot be considered arbitrary,” reported Live Law.

As many as 1,456 seats were vacant after the round of counseling that took place on May 7, 2022, the counsel appearing for the MCC on Thursday told a bench.

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