Interim Orders of Supreme Court on National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test
Interim Orders of the Supreme Court dated 13.12.2012 on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is given below for information of all concerned including students who are intending to sit for the entrance examination.
“In all these matters, which are before us, the main question which has been urged is with regard to the applicability of the decision by the Medical Council of India to conduct National Eligibility and Entrance Test for both M.B.B.S. and Post-Graduate Courses for Medicine. In addition to the above, there is also the question of admission into B.D.S. and M.D.S. Examinations.
Having heard learned counsel representing different parties, while we are of the view that the main matters which are pending need to be heard and decided at an early stage, the time taken in hearing the matters should be utilised in allowing the students to sit for their respective examinations, which are already notified. Accordingly, let all the transferred cases, as well as the writ petitions, be listed for final hearing and disposal, irrespective of other part-heard or specially fixed matters on 15th, 16th and 17th January, 2013.
In all the matters where transfer has not yet been completed, those transfer petitions shall stand allowed and all the petitions, pending in the various courts, should be transferred to this Court by 15th January, 2013, and be treated as Transferred cases and be listed along with these Transferred cases and the writ petitions.
In the meantime, the Medical Council of India, the Dental Council of India, as well as the States and Universities and other Institutions, will be entitled to conduct their respective examinations for the M.B.B.S, B.D.S. and Post-Graduate courses, but shall not declare the results of the same, until further orders of this Court.
Learned counsels for the respective parties are all directed to make available their written submissions by 7th January, 2013.
Let copies of this Order be made available to the advocates on-record for the respective parties for communication to the concerned Authorities.
Wide publicity may also be given to this order by the States, Union of India, Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India so that the students, who are intending to sit for the entrance examination, may have knowledge of the same”.