NEET Ordinance comes to an end, supreme court passes move against its own. States are now allowed to conduct their own medical entrance tests.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to stay its own ordinance which allows the states to conduct their own medical entrance tests. Keeping the interest of lakhs of students in mind, this move has been passed by the SC.
This move by the SC, violates its own May 9, 2016 order stating that there must a single common entrance test for admission to medical colleges.
According to TOI, a petitioner had sought the quashing of an ordinance that overruled the Supreme Court's order. Stressing that the ordinance was prima facie violative of its own order, the apex court still turned down a plea to stay it because the "interest of lakhs of students were involved."
The ordinance said to conduct the single common test called National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). The petition seeking that the ordinance be quashed questioned the Centre's flip-flop on the medical entrance test issue.
Arguing against staying the ordinance, the Centre said that by the time the SC's order came in, on May 9, some states had already held examinations for admissions to medical colleges. The Centre argued that it would not have been proper to allow some states to hold their examinations and deny others.
The centre had initially accepted the apex court's May 9 order for a single test but then later it partially reversed it through the ordinance.