NEET counselling delayed as Centre to revisit Rs 8lakh EWS caveat

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The Center on Thursday said before the Supreme Court that it will revise the limit of annual income limit of Rs 8 lakh prescribed for the assessment of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). Fresh decision to be taken within 4 weeks.

New Delhi: The Center on Thursday said before the Supreme Court that it will revise the ceiling of annual income limit of Rs 8 lakh prescribed for the determination of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) examinations and come up with a fresh one. has promised. decision within four weeks

Keeping in view the decision period, the Center assured to carry forward the counseling process of NEET admission till a new decision is taken.

The Center had to appear before the Supreme Court following a petition related to NEET-AIQ. The court had raised questions on EWS.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the court, “In this matter I am directed to say that the government has decided to revisit the norms. We will form a committee and a fresh decision will be taken within 4 weeks.” Till then the consultation will only be on hold. I give my assurance”.

Meanwhile, the opposition suggested that this development should be scheduled for next year as this year’s admissions have already been postponed.

Responding to this, Justice DY Chandrachud asked the Center whether the alternative could be considered. “What happens is that we are at the end of November. Let’s say you finish it by the end of December and then do the implementation etc and then the terms start in February-March itself. Two months, students’ time is wasted. It’s something you might want to consider”.

First published:November 25, 2021, 6:19 pm

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