SC discover to Centre, MCI on plea looking for NEET centres in Gulf area

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 29

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued discover to the Centre on a petition filed by mother and father of candidates for the NEET UG 2020 working in Qatar difficult a Kerala High Court order dismissing their demand for allotment of NEET centres in Gulf area. 

A Bench headed by Justice LN Rao requested the Centre and Medical Council of India to answer the petition which demanded that if it was not potential to have NEET examination centres overseas the check must be postponed till the COVID19 disaster was over.

Filed by Abdul Azeez, normal secretary, Kerala Muslim Culture Centre, Qatar, the PIL submitted that there have been 4,000 such college students registered with NEET-UG from Qatar who confronted issues in getting their paperwork attested from Indian Embassy in Qatar.

This 12 months’s NEET was scheduled in May however as a result of pandemic, it was rescheduled to July 26 after which to September 13. It can be performed by National Testing Agency (NTA) in pen and paper-based mode. 

Students had already booked their tickets for India to jot down the examination however COVID19 lockdown led to a ban on worldwide flights making it inconceivable for the scholars to journey to India, the petitioners submitted. They stated even after resumption of flights by way of Vande Bharat mission, the petitioners couldn’t get a seat booked in these flights.

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