The Apex court has refused to stay the NEET ordinance, while hearing the petition that has been filed against the Common Medical Entrance test ordinance.
“There’s no need for an interim order. The central government has not refused to conduct the examination. It has only given exemption to some states. Intervention at this point will cause confusion,” the court said.
The court further directed that the matter will now be heard after the vacations.
This pretty much implies that the ordinance will now see its full course, and states will be allowed to hold their own separate medical examinations for admitting students.
The petition was filed by the Vyapam Whistleblower, Mr Anand Rai, who alleged that the ordinance clearly went against the order of the Supreme Court that directed NEET as the sole entry point for medical education in the country. He further implied that with the ordinance, the centre had done a complete turn around to the representation it had made before the hon’ble court during the previous hearings. His lawyer argued that the ordinance was illegal and against public interest.
However, Dismissing the petitioners plea, the top court stood by the students stressing that it did not want to create any more confusion for them and that there was no need for an urgent hearing in the matter.