Published On : Fri, May 27th, 2016

SC declines to hear NEET ordinance, states can go ahead with entrance exams

neetNew Delhi/Nagpur: The Supreme Court refuses to stay the NEET ordinance, says state can go ahead with their medical entrance examination.

The ordinance that was deferred by a year has come up for hearing in the Supreme Court over the conduct of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) from 2016.

Health activist Anand Rai, known for exposing the Vyapam scam — an admission and recruitment scandal in Madhya Pradesh — on Thursday filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the centre’s decision to promulgate the ordinance.

The petition that sought the quashing of the ordinance questioned the centre’s flip-flop on the issue. The centre had initially accepted the apex court’s order and later partially reversed it through the ordinance.

The centre’s decision was in violation of Section 14 (right to equality), Section 21 (right to life) in terms of its arbitrary character and with regards to the students who would suffer irreparably because of the constantly changing stand by the centre, the petition stated.