AIIMS INI CET 2021: Supreme Court has ordered AIIMS to postpone INI CET 2021 exam for a month. The order came after hearing was held in the Supreme Court on plea filed seeking postponement of INI CET 2021 examination. Supreme Court Bench led by Justice Indira Banerjee was hearing the plea filed by the associations seeking postponement of AIIMS-INI CET 2021 amid COVID-19. The plea has sought to quash the earlier notice dated 27th May 2021 issued by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which notified that the INI CET would be conducted on 16th June.
Earlier, students and Doctors' associations filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the AIIMS decision to conduct INI CET 2021 exam on scheduled June 16. A mass twitter campaign and a petition on change.org was launched by the students demanding postponement of the exams due to the Covid-19 situation in different parts of the country.
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As per the announcement by PIB on PM’s directions, to boost the availability of doctors, NEET PG be postponed to 4 months. INI CET is also an exam for PG, 80,000 students write this exam, said Sr. Advocate Datar.
Datar informs the Bench that INI CET is an entrance for postgraduate courses in Government Medical Institutes in the Country including AIIMS, JIPMER, and NIMHANS.
"There are 5 Medical Colleges with a separate entrance INI CET. It was scheduled to happen on 8th May. After the meeting called for by PM, He said Doctors have to come for covid duty for 100 days," Senior Advocate Arvind Datar said in the top court.
"We have signed bonds with the state government and we can’t leave without notice. CA, NCLAT etc are all canceled or postponed. My suggestion is that it may be conducted with NEET PG, as most students write both exams," he added.
Bench to Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde said that we can consider postponement and also questions why you are asking for a waiver?.
Datar: We have signed bonds with the state government and we can’t leave without notice. CA, NCLAT etc are all canceled or postponed. My suggestion is that it may be conducted with NEET PG, as most students write both exams
Sr. Adv Hegde representing Final Year PG Doctors: Mr. Datar’s clients are people who want to get into Post graduation. We are the doctors who have completed three years of PG. Due to covid, we are in a situation that unless there is a fresh lot that comes, we are stuck in between
Hegde: We have come seeking intervention so something can be worked out if possible. We are continually on Covid duty
How can the Court take the decision? There might be a suggestion of arbitrariness in holding exams on the 16th but not holding them at all? One can understand the submission that fixing a date is arbitrary but how can we say that no exam should be held?
Bench: How can we waive exams under Article 32?
Hegde: If the court could issue notice and we could make a submission to NMC.
Bench: It's a policy decision and it's also not in the larger interest to waive the examination.
Justice Shah: They will be treating patients. How can they be in hands of people who haven’t cleared exams?
Hegde: They have cleared MBBS. I request the Court to ask NMC if something can be done.
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