A writ Petition is filed by Sankalp Charitable Trust before the Supreme Court for a direction to hold National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) in terms of Regulation of Medical Council of India (MCI) for academic year 2016-17 for admission to MBBS, BDS and like Courses of medical colleges throughout the country. Prayer was also made to stay the exam to be held for 15% by CBSE on 1st May.
"The case was taken up on oral mentioning by Justice Dave, Justice Goyal and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh at 12.30. Statements of counsel of CBSE, UOI and MCI were recorded in the order that NEET will be held for current academic year for admission to medical and dental colleges in India. Fresh schedule for holding of common entrance exam will be placed before the Court tomorrow at 12". said Advocate Amit Kumar, who filed the Petition
FROM THE ORDER
"All the three respondents are represented by their respective counsel and they have assured this Court that they are ready and willing to hold NEET examination for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17. As the counsel representing CBSE would like to take necessary instructions, hearing is adjourned for tomorrow. Proposed schedule of the examination to be held, shall be submitted in the Court tomorrow", states the Order
A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court had allowed the Review Petition of in Medical Council of India Vs. CMC Vellore [Review Petition (C)Nos.2159-2268 of 2013 and Review Petition (C) Nos.2048-2157 of 2013] vide its order dated 11.04.2016 and thereby the Regulation framed by MCI with prior permission of the Central Govt. for holding of the Common Entrance Test for admission to Medical Courses in India both in private and Government Medical Colleges stand revived.
In view of the judgment and orders passed by Constitution Bench, path for holding of Common Entrance Examination (NEET) for admission stand cleared and there is no impediment in holding Common Entrance Test for admission to Medical Colleges for current academic year, i.e. 2016-17, stated the Petitioner.
It is also submitted that the last date for admission in Medical Colleges as provided in the regulation of Medical Council of India is on 30th September. Therefore, there is a sufficient time for holding Common Entrance Test for current academic year by the MCI and CBSE and make admissions before the said date.
Read the order here.