Apex Court on this Thursday observed and then come up to a decision that they refuse to interfere with the Medical Council of India’s which revolves around recent notification allowing NEET exam candidates to participate in counselling session for admission to PG medical courses’ second round. The bench compromising of Justice S A Bobde and L N Rao have recently declined to entertain anymore pleas of several medical students who have appeared in the first round of counselling for the all India quota seats proclaim that MCI decision decreased their chances of getting admission.
The students who have challenging the notification in the plea which came on April 9 of the MCI who contested that they were ineligible for the second round according to the earlier procedure set up by MCI, were made eligible by the recent order. The bench at the time of rejecting their pleas observed and quoted that, “It is clear from the record that the MCI decided to make certain changes to the method of admissions to the PG courses to arrest the blocking of seats by certain candidates which was detrimental to the interest of meritorious candidates in the all India quota.”
Apex Court also mentioned that there is no sign of infringement of any legal right found of the petitioners in change of method. Only reduction of chances of admission doesn’t necessitate in any violation of any right or if any changes found in method of counselling were found was due to circumstances which lead the necessary changes to come up in position and there is no reason found to interfere by them but the petitioners have already participated in second round for upgrading and the counselling session for all India quota is completed. Thus, need of further interference is unnecessary.
The judgement is on the basis on the plea which was initially filed by the medical student Mr Rachit Sinha and many others who claimed that as per the MCI notification, the competition level for second round was increased because the earlier candidates who were not eligible to participate were permitted to compete for admissions and their another contension was that this change shouldn’t be brought after the commencement of the admission for this year as it is not fair play by MCI.