Supreme Court reprimands the Center for last minute change in NEET exam pattern

 The Supreme Court has taken a tough stand on the last minute changes in the exam pattern of NEET SS. The court on Monday reprimanded the central government and said that it should not make young doctors a football in the game of power. Along with this, the court directed that the central government should hold a meeting with all the concerned authorities related to this matter and reply by October 4.

On a petition challenging the last minute changes in the pattern of NEET PG Super Specialty Examination 2021, a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna said, "Don't treat these young doctors as football in the game of power." We cannot leave these doctors at the mercy of insensitive bureaucrats. Government should fix its house Just because someone has power, you cannot use it in any way. This is very important for his career. Now you cannot bring change at the last minute. During the hearing, Justice BV Nagarathna said, "These young doctors can be misled because of last-minute changes."

Justice DY Chandrachud said, "You must treat young doctors with sensitivity. What is NMC (National Medical Commission) doing? We are dealing with the lives of doctors. You issue a notice and then change the pattern? Students start preparing for super specialty courses months in advance. Why is there a need to change the last minutes before the exam? Why can't you go ahead with the changes from next year?'

In fact 41 PG qualified doctors have challenged the last minute change in the syllabus of the examination. Students argue that the pattern has been changed just 2 months before the exam. During the hearing in the matter on September 20, the Supreme Court had issued notice to the Central Government and the National Medical Council (MCI). 

With this, the next hearing was fixed on September 27. In 2018 the pattern was 40 percent from General Medicine and 60 percent from Super Specialty whereas this time a last minute change was announced in which 100 percent questions were asked from General Medicine. NEET SSS 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on November 13 and 14. The exam dates were notified on 23 July, but the syllabus changes were announced on 31 August.