Thursday, October 24, 2013

SC agrees to review decision on NEET

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider its judgment quashing single window common entrance test (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) for government and private medical colleges.
The apex court on Thursday issued notice over petitions seeking review of its earlier judgment on NEET, which was one of the last to be pronounced by a bench headed by the then CJI Altamas Kabir.
The Centre had sought review of the judgment junking the single-window admission process for all medical colleges.
The Supreme Court had in July quashed the Medical Council of India's (MCI) notification for holding common entance tests for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate medical courses.
A three-judge bench headed by Altmas Kabir held that the MCI notification was ultra vires of the Constitution in a 2:1 verdict .
Justice A R Dave did not agree to the majority verdict by the ex-CJI Altamas Kabir and Justice Vikramajit Sen. The judgment said MCI is not empowered to prescribe all India medical entrance tests.
The bench said that the MCI notification was in violation of Articles 19, 25, 26, 29 and 30 of the Constitution. said he did not share the view of Chief Justice Kabir and Justice Sen.

Source: TOI

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