Central government to reconsider EWS quota criteria in NEET 2021 counseling (Photo – Indicative)
NEET Counselling 2021 Supreme Court latest news in hindi: A new update has come in the NEET 2021 counseling case. This is some relief news for lakhs of students and parents who are waiting for NEET Counseling 2021. The Central Government has agreed to reconsider the criteria set for Economic Weaker Section Reservation (EWS Reservation) in NEET 2021 counseling. The Center has told the Supreme Court that a new decision will be taken in this matter within four weeks. The Solicitor General has once again assured the apex court that till a final decision is taken in this matter, the counseling will not be started.
A petition was filed in the Supreme Court regarding EWS reservation in NEET Counseling 2021. The court had asked the Center to reconsider the decision of the fixed annual income of Rs 8 lakh to get the benefit of this reservation. Now the central government has agreed to this. On Wednesday, 25 November 2021, the matter was heard in the Supreme Court.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta (SG Tushar Mehta) on behalf of the Center said in the Supreme Court that ‘the limit of annual income for EWS reservation was prescribed under Article 15 of the Constitution (which was added by the 103rd amendment). But the Center will consider it once again. For this we need 4 weeks time.
The next hearing on this issue by the Supreme Court will be on 06 January 2022.
Earlier the center had told its decision
During the hearing in the Supreme Court on 21 October 2021, the apex court had asked the central government whether they would reconsider the annual income limit of Rs 8 lakh fixed for the Economic Weaker Sections reservation? While replying in the court on 26 October, the central government had justified this. The Ministry of Social Welfare and Empowerment had said in the affidavit that it has been decided keeping in mind Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution.
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Counseling was to be held from October 25
NEET PG counseling 2021 for admission to other post graduate medical courses including NEET MDS, MS was to start from October 25, 2021.