A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said they came to know in the afternoon that the examination has been postponed by six to eight weeks.
Supreme Court (Supreme Court) said on Friday that he would like MBBS students (MBBS Students, It will hear on February 8 that the petition for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEL) to be held on March 12 for admission to post-graduate medical coursesNational Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) has been sought to be postponed. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said they came to know in the afternoon that the examination has been postponed by six to eight weeks. Senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, appearing for the six students who filed the petition, said the postponement of the examination by six to eight weeks would bring great relief to the petitioners, but some issues were still pending.
He said that the date of March 31 has been fixed to complete the internship period of one year, which will not be possible to complete, as doctors are stuck in Covid duty after the announcement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sankaranarayanan argued that in view of the announcement of the Prime Minister, circulars have been issued by different medical colleges and these doctors have mobilized as frontline personnel for COVID duty.
He said that the date for filling the applications of the students is February 4. The bench said that we can always extend the date, but we would also like to know the stand of the other side. The bench said that in any other case, the Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Central Government, was asked to take instructions with regard to the relief sought by the MBBS students, Jain said that he should appear in any other matter. And if no one is appearing from the Center in the present case, then they can take instructions and inform the Supreme Court on Monday or Tuesday.
Another senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the students, also requested that the apex court hear the matter next on February 8 at 2 pm. After this, the bench fixed the date of February 8 for the next hearing of the matter. In the petition filed through Dubey Law Chambers, petitioners Shivam Satyarthi and others have claimed that many MBBS graduates will not be able to appear for the examination due to non-completion of the mandatory internship period.
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