NEET exam centres in Gulf: SC issues notice to MCI, Centre
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Medical Council of India and the central government on the petitions filed seeking NEET examination centres in the Gulf region.
The bench under Justice L. Nageswara Rao instructed the two to file their responses in two weeks.
Qatar KMCC and the parents of 9 candidates had approached the Supreme Court to seek NEET exam centres in Gulf regions in view of COVID-19 pandemic. More than 4,000 students from the Gulf had applied for the exam, said the lawyers for the petitioners Harris Beeran and Pallavi Pratap.
A majority of the candidates in the Gulf region are Keralites. Earlier, the Kerala High Court had rejected the plea. The SC bench observed that the final decision should be taken by MCI and the court has limitations in intervening in the issue.
Meanwhile, Justice Rao also asked why the MCI was not ready to conduct the exam online. An explanation in this regard was also sought from MCI. The pleas will be considered again in the second week of August.