NEET PG 2022 Exam Postponed; Now When?
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On Friday, the Union Ministry of Health has postponed the NEET PG Exam 2022 by around 6-8 weeks. This is a surprising development as it comes shortly ahead of the hearing on the same matter in the Supreme Court.
Said meeting was scheduled to be heard in the apex court at 11:30 AM on 4th February 2022.
According to the original NEET PG 2022 schedule, today was supposed to be the last date for the registration process.
Why this Decision?
As per the notification by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the main purpose of postponing the NEET Exam for this year was mainly the clash of schedules.
Addressed to the Executive Director of the National Board of Examinations (NBE) Prof. M.Bajpai, the DGHS notice states that the original date for the NEET PG Exam 2022 clashed with the entire NEET PG Counseling 2021 schedule.
This would have led to many interns and medical students not being able to appear for the 2022 Exam.
Events Leading to This
It all began on 7th January 2022, when the Supreme Court allowed the NEET PG Counseling 2021 to be conducted on an urgent basis, with the 27% OBC quota and 10% EWS quota.
After this, 6 Law graduates filed a petition in the Supreme Court, asking for the deferment of the NEET PG Exam 2022 from the originally scheduled date of 12th March 2022. The reason was the clashing schedules of the NEET PG Counseling 2021 and NEET PG Exam 2022.
The plea stated that as per the PG Regulations, candidates are required to complete the mandatory internship of 1 year, and this one year overlapped with the 2022 exam dates.
Along with demands for exam postponement, the plea also called for the extension of the internship period from the originally decided date of 31st May 2022 as, during the internship period, many medical interns were put on Covid duties.
What this did was that it halted the internship of these candidates as well as made them ineligible for the NEET PG Exam 2022. In other words, candidates missed out on an opportunity without any fault of their own.
The petitioners even supported their stand by highlighting the PM’s request to postpone the NEET PG Counseling by at least 4 months. The PM also asked that final year MBBS graduates only be put on mild Covid duties.
They were supported by a number of different organizations like the NSUI, Gujarat Intern Doctors’ Association as well as the Maharashtra Chapter of the IMA Junior Doctors Association.
The matter is currently being discussed in the Supreme Court and there shall only be any further clarification regarding the NEET PG Exam 2022 date. For any and every update regarding the same, keep following us at https://www.mbbsadmissionabroad.in/news