Govt has been very fair: SC on Centre’s decision to conduct NEET-SS exam by old pattern

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New Delhi, Oct 6 | After being pushed by the Supreme Court, the Centre on Wednesday told the top court that NEET-Super Speciality exam scheduled in November this year will be held as per the old question pattern.

Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, representing the Centre, submitted before a bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud that in the larger interest of students, the government has decided that the revised NEET-SS exam syllabus will be introduced from 2022 — the new question pattern will be applicable from next year.

The bench replied that the “government has been very fair”.

Bhati said the exam scheduled this year will be held as per the old pattern.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, representing a petitioner, submitted that this should not in any way imply that the court is accepting the revised pattern exam for the next year.

The bench recorded that the Centre states that decision has been taken in consultation with the National Medical Commission (NMC) and National Board of Examinations (NBE) and taking note of students’ interest who would have commenced preparation for NEET-SS, before the change of pattern was notified.

The bench said the Centre has stated that the modified pattern will be in effect from academic year 2022-23. “Since the grievance addressed under Article 32, and in these circumstances petitions under Article 32 are disposed of”, said the bench.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court pulling up the Centre on the changes in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Super Specialty (NEET-SS) 2021 pattern, said the impression and message which will go out is that the medical education and medical regulation in the country has become a business and it appears the entire haste is for filling the vacant seats.

On the aspect of syllabus change, the bench told the NBE counsel, “What was the hurry. You have an examination pattern which had been going on from 2018 to 2020.”

The top court said: “The impression we get is that the medical education has become a business and medical regulation has also become a business”.

The bench also comprising Justices Vikram Nath and B.V. Nagarathna said this would become a tragedy for the medical education in the country.

Defending the pattern change, the Centre had proposed deferring the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Super Speciality exam for 2021 by a period of two months.

The top court was hearing a plea by Prateek Rastogi and 40 postgraduate qualified doctors, who challenged the abrupt last-minute changes, contending that they were made to favour the general medicine candidates.

Source: IANS

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However, the Metal sector witnessed the worst fall in this year. Nifty ended at 16214.70 losing 51 points or 0.32 percent. While Banknifty closes at 34247.60 with a loss of 28.8 points. Among sectors Nifty AUTO and Nifty IT gained 1.84 & 1 percent respectively. While Nifty Metal sheds the most with 8.14 percent followed by Nifty commodity and Nifty PSE 2 % each.

Global market lacked any clear direction, showing a tendency to move sideways. In Nifty Stocks like M&M, MARUTI and HINDUNILVR were the top gainers while JSWSTEEL, TATASTEEL and DIVISLAB were the prime laggards. INDIA VIX settled at 23.40 indicates volatility can drive either side till monthly expiry.

Investors awaited the last leg of financial results for a clear trend as well. Technically, Nifty has formed a bearish candlestick on the daily timeframe. Bulls remain in trap as from the past week no continuous day, index is closed in green. From the hourly chart, Nifty has formed a triple top pattern suggesting weakness amid coming days, however view negated closing and sustaining above 16400 levels. Indicators such as RSI still remained in the oversold zone while MACD also suggests weakness ahead.

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Om Mehra
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Choice Broking

Source: Choice India

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