The medical aspirants have been heavily been stressed between multiple judgments, notification, and circulars made by courts, MCI and CBSE. This tug of war has troubled enough the students. The recent circular regarding the cap on a number of attempts in NEET was also not happily welcomed by the students and certain renowned educationist and activist filed petitions in the supreme to look into the matter.
Thus Supreme Court mandated Oversight Committee on the MCI, headed by former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, had already recommended on February 28 that the age eligibility criteria must be removed from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017. Both the Apex Court and the Allahabad High Court had issued notices to the Medical Council of India and the Centre to clarify how the NEET upper age limit criteria have been determined, and whether the correct procedure had been followed in its introduction.
A noted Petitioner Dr. Rai told the media,
“We are pleased to know that the Oversight Comittee headed by Justice Lodha has arrived at this conclusion. It is imperative for the Supreme Court to take into consideration the Committee’s recommendations for the hearing and this should mean that the verdict is passed in our favour.”
But CBSE and MCI are yet to release official notifications revoking the upper age limit criteria. But a happy news for all aspirants, the Union Health Ministry has decided to rollback age criterion and limit on the number of attempts, which MCI have accepted as it is in benefit of candidates.