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NEET PG 2021: Counselling from January 12, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

One should keep in mind that if Supreme Court accepts Centre's affidavit and permits, the UG and PG Counseling 2021 schedule would be announced to begin the admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses.

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NEET PG Counselling 2021 Live Updates: Supreme Court hearing on EWS, OBC quota

NEET PG Counselling 2021 Live: The NEET PG counselling process will begin on January 12, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said today. Scheduled for October, 2021, the counselling process for admission to postgraduate medical courses was postponed twice due to a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the new OBC and EWS reservation policy announced by the central government and the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

Justice DY Chandrachud: Submissions which have been urge before this court necessitate an interim order. Formulation of the reasons would take some time. Validity of OBC reservation in NEET PG and UG has been upheld and the reasons follow.

The Supreme Court special bench of justices- Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AS Bopanna will pronounce the verdict at 10:30 AM on Friday (January 7). The court will decide whether counseling will start on the criteria of 8 lakh per annum of EWS quota in NEET PG. “NEET PG counselling has to begin in national interest,” the court remarked.

Supreme Court reserves judgement on EWS reservation. The Apex court has reserved the order for now and is expected to give the verdict soon. Senior advocate Arvind Datar has urged to keep EWS criteria at 2.5 lakhs in the alternative.

Justice Chandrachud says, “We are wrapping up the hearing today. We don’t want to keep it for tomorrow”.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta says, “The seats in all government colleges were increased to accommodate EWS quota. So this will not harm the chances of general category students as seats  are increased. There is a 25% increase in seats,” Live Law reported.

Centre urges SC to allow NEET-PG counselling, SC closes arguments, to give verdict soon

SG Justifies Rs 8 Lakh Income Criteria For EWS Quota

When the EWS quota was added, the government had increased the number of seats in all medical colleges by 25 per cent, the SG said.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for Centre has urged the Apex Court to allow counseling to go on as he says that this demand of resident doctors is bonafide. He further states that the argument can be carried out, but counseling be not held up.

The bench is hearing item number 12. NEET PG Counselling case hearing is listed as item number 26, Live Law reported on NEET PG 2021. The case was posted today after the Central Government sought an urgent listing in view of the protests by resident doctors against the delay in NEET PG Counselling dates 2021.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the EWS, OBC reservation in connection with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test postgraduate (NEET PG 2021) counselling delay case today.

While the NEET Counselling 2021 for UG and PG courses have been delayed for the All India Quota for over a month now, the schedule is expected to be announced by today evening, basis the verdict or decision of the apex court  in the matter today.

It might be mentioned that the NEET PG Counseling 2021 delay had lead to massive protests by doctors around the country.

Following a request from the Center, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea ahead of its date. One should keep in mind that if Supreme Court accepts Centre’s affidavit and permits, the UG and PG Counseling 2021 schedule would be announced to begin the admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses.

It is learnt that the matter of NEET admissions will be heard by a Special Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud. The hearing is expected to begin around 12 noon. An urgent listing was sought by Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta.

NEET PG Counseling 2021 delay: Last year’s recap of incidents

Incidents that took place in December last year

Intensifying the protest called by the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) over the delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling, resident doctors of the Centre-run RML, Safdarjung and Lady Hardinge hospitals in Delhi boycotted all routine services in December 2021.

The Resident Doctors’ Association at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital has warned the administration that its members will withdraw from emergency services if no concrete step is taken by the stakeholders to ensure immediate completion of NEET-PG counselling.

”Due to insensitive response of governing bodies responsible for the delay in NEET-PG, 2021, counselling, we are compelled to boycott all routine services at RML HOSPITAL (OPDs, special clinics, IPDs, Elective OTS) from December 3 till the time our genuine grievances are not fulfilled,” the RDA said.

On December 31, the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) called off the strike over delay in NEET PG 2021 Counselling considering various factors including patient care.

NEET PG Counselling Live: The Supreme Court is hearing the plea on Other Backward Class (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota in PG all India quota seats (MBBS/BDS and MD/MS/MDS) today. Follow updates here.

Live Blog

8:03PM 10 Jan, 22
NEET PG 2021 Update: Counselling schedule released – Check major dates

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), the agency that conducts counselling for NEET, has released the detailed schedule for NEET PG counselling 2021 on the official website. 

As per the schedule out on the official website mcc.nic.in, MCC will begin conducting NEET PG counselling from January 12 and conclude round 1 on January 17. NEET PG candidates will need to confirm their choices of colleges after registration. This has to be done by January 17. The colleges will verify candidate on January 18-19, followed by seat allotment process on January 2021 and its result announced for candidates on January 22.

For round 2 of NEET PG Counselling 2021, the registration will begin on February 3 and conclude on February 7 while registration for round 3 of PG Counselling will be done from February 24 to February 28.

As per MCC’s earlier announcement, counselling for both UG and PG medical and dental seats will be conducted in four rounds. These are: AIQ round 1, AIQ round 2, AIQ mop-up round and AIQ stray vacancy round.

3:57PM 09 Jan, 22
NBE To Release Individual Scorecards Today

The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) will release the individual scorecards for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET PG) on Sunday, January 9. The candidates can download their individual score card on the official websites — nbe.edu.in and natboard.edu.in.

2:52PM 07 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling schedule to be released soon at mcc.nic.in

The official website of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) still says "NEET PG Counselling 2021 has been postponed till further orders". However, the MCC is soon expected to announce the NEET PG 2021 Counselling schedule and NEET UG Counselling dates. 

10:51AM 07 Jan, 22
Supreme Court allows NEET PG & UG counselling this year with 27% OBC and 10% EWS reservation

Supreme Court allows NEET PG & UG counselling this year with 27% OBC and 10% EWS reservation with criteria as notified by the govt earlier. 8 lakh limit for EWS to continue as usual. EWS criteria final validity to be adjudicated in 3rd week of March, 2022

10:46AM 07 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling 2021 LIVE

Supreme Court allows admissions with 27% quota for OBCs, 10% for economically weaker sections for 2021-22

10:42AM 07 Jan, 22
Validity of OBC reservation in NEET PG and UG has been upheld

Justice DY Chandrachud: Submissions which have been urge before this court necessitate an interim order. Formulation of the reasons would take some time. Validity of OBC reservation in NEET PG and UG has been upheld and the reasons follow.

10:40AM 07 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling 2021 LIVE: SC to pronounce order on EWS quota shortly

NEET PG Hearing will begin soon. The matter will be heard by a special bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AS Bopanna.

11:34PM 06 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling 2021: Supreme Court to pronounce judgement tomorrow

The Supreme Court special bench of justices- Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AS Bopanna will pronounce the verdict at 10:30 AM on Friday (January 7). The court will decide whether counseling will start on the criteria of 8 lakh per annum of EWS quota in NEET PG. "NEET PG counselling has to begin in national interest," the court remarked.

5:27PM 06 Jan, 22
"NEET PG counselling 2021 has to begin in national interest", Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 6) has reserved the judgement on Other Backward Class (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota in connection with the NEET-PG counselling . The apex court in its verdict mentioned, "NEET PG counselling has to begin in national interest."

5:05PM 06 Jan, 22
Supreme Court reserves order on EWS quota in NEET PG 2021

The Supreme Court reserves judgement on EWS reservation in NEET PG Counselling 2021.

4:39PM 06 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling 2021 Live Updates

Senior Advocate Arvind Datar urges to keep EWS criteria in NEET PG Counselling at 2.5 lakhs in the alternative.

4:19PM 06 Jan, 22
We don't want to keep it for tomorrow: Justice Chandrachud

As the hearing goes beyond the court timing of 4 PM, Justice Chandrachud says "We are wrapping up the hearing today. We don't want to keep it for tomorrow. Bench now hears few intervenors.

4:16PM 06 Jan, 22
Do Not Implement EWS, OBC Quota this year: Petitioners

Amid the urgency of counselling, petitioners are demanding that the newly introduced EWS and OBC quota should not be put into place this year and its implementation could be postponed. The govt had earlier this year introduced 27% reservation for OBC and 10% for EWS candidates in AIQ quota.

3:59PM 06 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling 2021: Supreme Court hearing Live Updates

Advocate Wilson pointed out that the centre's notification on OBC reservation came after the Madras High Court judgement. 

"What is this selective challenge to the reservation? We got reservation after the Madras HC judgement. We have filed judgement of Madras HC which held that when Central Educational Institutions are granting reservation, there would be no harm in states granting reservation to too." he said. (Live Law)

3:45PM 06 Jan, 22
TN CM Stalin lashes out at Centre on NEET

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday announced an all-party meeting on January 8 here to discuss the next course of action on the state’s demand for exemption from NEET, as an Assembly bill in this regard is pending with the Centre. Read more

3:43PM 06 Jan, 22
Senior Advocate P Wilson for DMK now makes submissions in support of OBC quota

Senior Advocate P Wilson for DMK now makes submissions in support of OBC quota. Wrong to assume that merit is the mark obtained, he submits. Wilson refers to passages from SC judgment in Pradeep Jain.

3:14PM 06 Jan, 22
Supreme Court Hearing on NEET PG: Justice Chandrachud on Rs 8 lakh EWS limit

Justice Chandrachud says, “From the first affidavit you say you decided to follow the creamy layer criterion. Now in the Pandey committee report, you say EWS is a stricter criteria.” “One area where we need to explain is, today's income tax limit is 2.5 lakhs. Up to 5 lakhs, you don't have to pay any tax because you get a rebate. So no income tax effectively till 5 lakhs,” Justice Chandrachud says, as per Live Law report.

3:13PM 06 Jan, 22
NEET PG Hearing Live: Justice Chandrachud on asset criteria

Justice Chandrachud asks, “If residential asset criteria is burdensome, why not exclude it this year?”. Solicitor General says that if the criteria is excluded this year, people who did not apply earlier may want to apply, and it will have a cascading effect, as per Live Law. 

3:13PM 06 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling Hearing Live Updates

Solicitor General In medical, the courses are also time bound.  Any change at this stage would delay. Justice Chandrachud :  Okay Mr SG, I get it why the committee said about next year.

3:12PM 06 Jan, 22
SG concludes. Additional Solicitor General KM Natarak now argues

Solicitor General says he will place on record certain judgments on prospective application. SG concludes. Additional Solicitor General KM Natarak now argues.

3:10PM 06 Jan, 22
We are considering family as a unit and not individual: SG

We are considering family as a unit and not individual. Individual might have a 5L limit but not family: SG

3:09PM 06 Jan, 22
NEET UG, PG Counselling Dates

The schedule for NEET UG and PG counselling can be expected after the Supreme Court verdict on the EWS, OBC reservation matter

3:09PM 06 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling 2021: Supreme Court Hearing Live Updates

“From the first affidavit you say you decided to follow the creamy layer criterion. Now in the Pandey committee report, you say EWS is a stricter criteria. One area where we need to explain is, today's income tax limit is 2.5 lakhs. Up to 5 lakhs, you don't have to pay any tax because you get a rebate...up to 5 lakhs, there is no income tax liability effectively. But in this 5-8 lakh limit, should we defer to the committee?” Justice Chandrachud asked.

"Income here is family income. If there are 3 members in the fam earning 3 lakhs per year their income would be 9 lakhs and they would not come under EWS .This would be more severe if there is 5 lakhs limit. What they say is if they don't want under exclusion they also don't want over inclusion," the Solicitor General said. (Live Law)

2:29PM 06 Jan, 22
NEET Supreme Court Live Updates: SG Justifies Rs 8 Lakh Income Criteria For EWS Quota

"...ultimately we may go into all kinds of statistics but ultimately what convinces the court is the common sense argument. Whether Rs 8akh from common sense point of view be correct- Rs 8 lakh means Rs 70,000 a month. We are not finding out who is poor. The word used is economically weaker," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said. 

2:28PM 06 Jan, 22
NEET Counselling 2021: Petitioners demand counselling process to be held

The petitioners have demanded that the counselling process should be held without giving effect to July 29 government order introducing OBC and EWS quota. 

5:18PM 05 Jan, 22
Hearing in EWS quota matter to continue tomorrow

Senior Advocate Datar to continue with his arguments tomorrow. He will take half an hour more. Matter to be taken up by Apex court tomorrow. 

3:49PM 05 Jan, 22
Allow counselling to begin, SG urges Supreme Court

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for Centre has urged the Apex Court to allow counseling to go on as he says that this demand of resident doctors is bonafide. He further states that the argument can be carried out, but counseling be not held up. 

2:04PM 05 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling 2021: What Centre Said To Supreme Court Of India

The centre had last week filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court of India regarding EWS (Economically Weaker Section) reservation in UG and PG medical seats. The centre in the affidavit said the criteria for EWS reservation will remain the same for this academic year and the new policy will come into force next year.

2:03PM 05 Jan, 22
NEET PG Counselling: Documents required

NEET Score Card with Rank.

NEET 2021 Admit Card.

For Date of Birth proof, candidates must have class 10 marksheet or certificate.

Class 12 Marksheet based on exams given.

Any photo ID proof like Aadhar Card, PAN card, Driving License etc.

Few coloured passport sized photographs (Ideally 8-10).

Caste certificate and PwD certificate, if applicable

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