The Supreme Court of India dismissed a bundle of petitions seeking a special stray round of counselling to fill 1,456 seats in NEET-PG-21 that remained unfilled after a stray round of counselling for the All India Quota was conducted on Friday (June 10).
A bench of Justices MR Shah and Aniruddha Bose stated that the quality of medical education cannot be compromised because it will damage public health.
The government’s and the Medical Counselling Committee’s decision not to allow special stray rounds is in the best interests of medical education and public health, according to the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court declines special stray round of counselling to fill the 1,456 seats in NEET-PG-21 which have remained vacant after the conduct of a stray round of counselling for All India Quota. pic.twitter.com/wKZ04XZhfy
— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2022
On Wednesday (June 8), the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) informed the Supreme Court that it had completed four rounds of online counselling for NEET-PG-21 and that it would be unable to fill 1,456 seats by holding a special stray round of counselling due to the software’s closure.
The petitions were filed by doctors who took the NEET-PG 2021-22 exam and participated in Rounds 1 and 2 of the All India Quota (AIQ) Counselling and State Quota Counselling, which were followed by All India Mop-Up and State Mop-Up Rounds, and the MCC on May 7 after the All India Stray Vacancy Round.