SC slams govt, says students are not footballs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has questioned the National Board of Examinations and the National Medical Commission over last-minute changes that were brought to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Super Specialty (NEET-SS) Exams 2021.

The apex court came down heavily on the Centre for announcing last-minute changes to the pattern of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post-Graduate Super Specialty (NEET SS) exam 2021. It has asked the government to hold meetings of the authorities concerned and submit a response to a plea against the tweaks on 4 October.

‘Why has the notice been issued? Students start preparing for super specialty courses months & months in advance. Why is the need to change the same last minute before the exam? Why can you not proceed with the changes from the following year?’, Justice Chandrachud asked Senior Advocate Maninder Singh who represented National Board of Examinations.

‘Don’t treat these young doctors as footballs in the game of power…We can’t put these doctors at the mercy of insensitive bureaucrats…Put your house in order…Just because somebody has the power, you can’t yield the power in any manner,’ Justice Chandrachud said.


NT Bureau