Supreme Court to announce final verdict on NEET exam age limit on March 31 –
National eligibility cum entrance test, NEET 2017 examination is scheduled on May 7, 2017. This year NEET examination is grabbed with much more controversies and allegations with several petitions were filed questioning the government on why have they reduced the age limit to 25 to apply for the NEET common entrance test to seek admissions in medical colleges.
According to the latest news, Supreme Court will give its final verdict on the age criteria of NEET examination on March 31. The oversight committee on the Medical Council of India, MCI headed by former Chief Justice RM Lodha, recommended removal of age cap for NEET examination. MCI, Vice President Dr. CV Bhirmanandam on March 16, informed media that they will follow these recommendations. He also said that “The Oversight Committee felt such limitations will reduce the number of doctors in the country. The Union Health Ministry agreed and suggested the recommendations to us. We have passed it,”
Also, the similar petition has been filed at the Allahabad High Court.
Activist Dr. Anand Rai, part of the petitioning team, stated that there are over 20,000 aspirants who are above 25 years waiting for the governments decision. But the Court has said that those candidates who have filed petitions or approached them by March 1 (the last date to submit NEET Application), will get the age limit relaxation. He also said “This will be unfair to many as not everyone can approach the court. It will upset the rural students,”.
NEET medical aspirants are protesting against the CBSE decisions of the age and attempt cap for NEET in the month of January. While the MCI has later made it clear that NEET 2017 to be counted as the first attempt, the age limit criteria would remain the same.