FMGE Exam 2021: Supreme Court adjourns hearing on induction of FMGs in healthcare system, till 18 June

Supreme Court is hearing the plea filed by the FMGs seeking induction of Foreign Medical Graduates into the Indian healthcare system to battle COVID19 and other reliefs. It is expected that order shall likely be passed by the Supreme Court regarding the matter.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jun 15, 2021 16:17 IST
FMGE Exam 2021: Supreme Court adjourns hearing on induction of FMGs in healthcare system, till 18 June
Supreme Court begins hearing of plea filed by FMGs seeking relief, Photo: Representational- See/Files

Hon'ble Supreme Court has started hearing the plea filed by the Doctors' Associations seeking postponement of the exam, giving one-time exemption, & induction of FMGs into the healthcare system. A vacation bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice MR Shah is hearing the matter today, on June 15, after the same hearing differed from 11 June to 15 June, Tuesday.

Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) is a licensing examination required to be qualified by all Indian citizens/OCIs who have completed their pre-medical qualification from an institution outside India and wish to practice in India. NBE has scheduled to conduct FMGE 2021 exam on June 18, 2021 (Friday). Several students and Doctors' associations have moved to Supreme Court seeking relief for the Foreign Medical Graduates or FMGs.

Supreme Court had differed the 11th June hearing on a plea seeking induction of Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) in the healthcare workforce of the country to augment the ailing healthcare system. 

Citing the prevailing COVID-19 situation, a section of FMGs seeking NBE to postpone the FMGE 2021 examination from 18th June. Several aspirants demand the nodal agency to give a 'one-time exemption' to the FMGs, which could pave way for their induction into the healthcare workforce amid pandemic. High Court hearing the plea asked how many students out of 18000 want a postponement of this exam FMGE June 2021.

Read: INI CET 2021: Supreme Court orders AIIMS to differ exam for a month

FMG Exam 2021 Latest Update:

June 15, 4:13 PM: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till June 18, 2021, the day of the FMGE 2021 exam.

"The pandemic threatened almost every one of us. When the Nation was in need, the fraternity which came out to save the needy were the doctors. Now it’s our time to pay back them. I urge officials to postpone the FMG exam. #NBE_Postpone_FMGE," Neeraj Kundan NSUI National President tweeted in support of students demanding postponement of the exam.

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) on the other hand has decided to conduct the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) 2021 for Indian and Overseas Citizens of India on June 18. Board has released the admit card on its official website.

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