The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to announce the results the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), overuling the Madras High Court order. The CBSE had moved the apex court demanding its intervention in the matter and initiating its transfer from the Madras and Gujarat High Court to the apex court.
The Supreme Court ordered that NEET result 2017 should be announced by June 26, the result were originally scheduled to release on June 8. The plea by the CBSE demanded to put a stay on Madras High Court interim order restraining publication of results of NEET for admission to MBBS and BDS. The results were initially scheduled to be declared in the first week of June. Read | NEET 2017: OMR sheet released, answer keys to be out tomorrow at cbseneet.nic.in. Click here
However, a vacation bench of Justices P C Pant and Deepak Gupta said the declaration of results as well as the subsequent counselling and admissions will be subject to the decision of the apex court in the matter pending before it.
The bench observed that the high court’s order was “indirectly diluting the schedule” fixed by the apex court. “On one ground we are inclined to stay the high court’s order. What indirectly this order is doing is that it is diluting the schedule fixed by the Supreme Court,” the bench said while staying the high court’s order. Read | IIT-JEE Advanced 2017 results: Pune’s Akshat Chugh ranks second in the country. Click here
The bench also requested all the high courts not to entertain petitions in the matters relating to the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination 2017.
There were separate petitions filed at the Madras and Gujarat High Courts where medical aspirants demanded cancellation of NEET 2017 as the Gujarati and Tamil medium paper were allegedly tougher than the English and Hindi medium. The Madras High Court on May 24 had stayed any proceedings on NEET result.
Keeping the urgency of the result in mind and the starting of counselling sessions for successful candidates in mind, the apex court has stayed the Madras High Court order.
ASG Singh had earlier told the apex court that out of 12 lakh students appeared in the NEET 2017, around 10.5 lakh students have given the exam in either Hindi or English while around 1.25 lakh to 1.50 lakh students have appeared in eight vernacular languages.
NEET 2017 in 10 languages including English, Hindi and others. NEET was made mandatory for admission in MBBS and BDS courses across India last year.
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