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Even after a month since the National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 results, the counselling and admission process is yet to begin and selected candidates might have to wait another month before appearing for the counselling process as Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has made an official announcement and hinted the delay.
“All candidates desiring to participate in NEET-UG, 2021 Counselling are hereby informed that the Office Memorandum dated 30.07.2021 is under challenge before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. “the hearing of the proceedings shall be listed on 6 January 2022″ This is for information to candidates. Issued with approval of competent authority,” reads the MCC notification.
What is causing the Delay?
The whole delay is due to the dispute over the revised income criteria for the 10 percent Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota by pushing the upper limit from Rs 5 to 8 lakh per annum. In addition to that, the Central Government has introduced 27 percent reservation for the OBC category. The new policy will affect All India Quota admissions.
15 percent of the counselling for NEET 2021 is done by MCC all over India. According to the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta, the government will form a review committee to revisit the EWS quota norms and take a decision within 4 weeks. Therefore the counselling for both UG and PG medical colleges is on hold till then.
Conclusion: The Counselling for NEET 2021 is likely to be delayed for a month over the revised quota criteria introduced by the union government. The hearing will begin on 6 January.
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