NEET PG 2021: The Supreme Court has rejected the demand for special Stray Vacancy rounds of counseling to fill up 1,456 seats in NEET-PG-21 which have remained vacant after conducting one round of counseling for All India Quota.
The Supreme Court, while dismissing the petitions seeking a special round of counseling, said that the quality of medical education cannot be compromised which affects public health. The SC says that giving relief now may have an impact on medical education and health.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a bunch of petitions seeking Special Stray Vacancy counseling rounds to fill up 1,456 seats in NEET-PG-21 which remained vacant after the conduct of a round of counseling for All India Quota. have gone. A bench of Justices MR Shah and Aniruddha Bose said that no compromise can be made with the quality of medical education which will affect public health.
The apex court said that the decision of the government and the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) not to conduct the Special Stray Vacancy counseling round is in the interest of medical education and public health. The bench said that when the central government and the MCC have taken a conscious decision not to conduct a particular round of counseling, it cannot be treated as arbitrary.
Earlier, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday informed the apex court that it has completed four rounds of online counseling for NEET PG-21 and due to software shutdown, it will be able to secure 1,456 seats by conducting Special Stray Vacancy counseling rounds.
The petitions have been filed by doctors who appeared in the NEET-PG 2021-22 exam and participated in rounds 1 and 2 of All India Quota (AIQ) counseling and state quota counseling followed by All India Mop-up and The State Mop-up Round and the All India Stray Vacancy Round was concluded on May 7 by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC). However, even after this more than 1400 seats are vacant and many candidates, who want to take admission, are not able to take it.