NEET tests: Apex Court says exams to be held in two phase as per Notification of 2010 which is in operation
Writ Petition (Civil) No. 216 of 2016
Bench: Justice Anil R. Dave; Justice Shiva Kirti Singh; Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel
Case Brief: In the present matter a writ petition is filed by the Non- Government Organisation, and others with the prayer that the bench should issue the writ of mandamus or any other writ, order or direction in the nature of the mandamus through which the respondent be directed to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- NEET for admission to MBBS courses throughout the country for the academic session 2016- 2017. Moreover, any other relief which the court could feel fit and proper was also prayed for. The matter firstly was heard on 27th day of April, this year and it was posted for the next day, for further hearing and decision. The bench heard the learned counsels appearing for the parties. And the representative counsel for all the respondents appeared contending that the said examination in pursuance of Notifications dates 21st December, 2010 issued by the Medical Council of India and Dental Council Of India is proposed to be hold likewise. And National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- NEET is proposed to be held in two phases, firstly on first day of May and secondly on 24th day of July this year and the combined results of such tests will also be declared on 17th day of August, this year.
Moreover, the Central Government, States Governments, Institutions, Police, etc. as associated with the exams will be offering their necessary supports to CBSE. As all such submissions were made for the Respondents’ side, the said submissions were considered and the bench decided to record that the NEET shall be held as stated by the respondents and this order is given operative effect over any other order in this connection passed by any court and bench said that no further order is required to be passed at this stage. Moreover, the bench observed that the Notifications, as discussed hereinabove is in operation, as the earlier verdict of the Apex Court, in Christian Medical College, Vellore & Ors. Vs. Union Of India & Ors. (2014) 2 SCC 305 was recalled earlier. And finally, bench decided to list the petition in due course.
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