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NEET-MDS examination: SC seeks response from Centre on plea regarding early counselling for admissions

The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Centre and others on a plea filed by 9 BDS medical doctors searching for a route to the medical counselling committee (MCC) to launch counselling dates on the earliest for the NEET-MDS admissions. The exams had been held on December 16 final yr.

The dental medical doctors, having a bachelor in dental surgical procedure (BDS) diploma, had appeared within the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-MDS carried out on December 16 final yr by the National Board of Examination (NBE) for admission to the grasp in dental surgical procedure (MDS) course.

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The plea got here up for listening to earlier than a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and M R Shah which agreed to listen to it and issued notices to the Centre and others, together with Dental Council of India.

The apex courtroom has posted the plea for listening to on July 12.

Senior advocate Vikas Singh appeared for the petitioners within the matter and stated there isn’t a replace on counselling. The plea, filed via lawyer Tanvi Dubey, stated that these medical doctors are difficult the unjust and infinite delay brought on by the MCC in asserting the counselling schedule for NEET-MDS, 2021.

“Issue an appropriate writ, order or direction…to direct Respondent No.1 (MCC) to release the counselling date at the earliest, but in any event, not later than three weeks,” the plea stated.

The plea additionally sought a route to the MCC to conduct separate counselling for the NEET-MDS 2021.

The outcomes for admissions in PG programs for BDS candidates had been additionally declared on the scheduled date, which is on December 31, 2020.

“However, after the declaration of the result, i.e., on 31.12.2020 until today i.e. 23.06.2021, there is no update regarding the counselling. It is most respectfully submitted that umpteen efforts were made by the Petitioners to get in touch with the Respondents in order to get an idea about the schedule of the counselling. However, there has been no update about the date of the commencement of the counselling,” the plea stated.

It stated the dentists, who’re additionally registered with state Dental Council, have obtained provisional or everlasting registration and have additionally undergone obligatory rotatory internship of a yr in an accredited or recognised dental faculty.

“That around 30,000 BDS (dental) graduates appeared for the NEET-MDS conducted for admission to over 6,500 seats in the country and till date there has been no update for admissions in PG courses,” it stated. 

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