The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate Examination. NEET PG exams is due to commence on May 21.

A Bench comprising of Justice D. Y. Chandrachud and Justice Surya Kant held that the request to postpone NEET PG 2022 cannot be entertained, stating that the need of patient care is paramount and passing an order postponing the examination would affect the schedule of the student preparing for the examination.

The Court, during the course of the hearing, noted that around 2 lakh 6 thousand doctors have registered for the examination and postponing of the NEET -PG will prejudice these doctors' careers and would create chaos and uncertainty. It would also lead to a deficiency of doctors in hospitals, the Bench said.

The Court also observed that these are matters which pertain to policy domain and unless the decision is taken by the authorities without application of mind, there is no need to reconsider the same.

On May 10, the Court had agreed to hear the plea of doctors seeking postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) 2022 which is scheduled to be held on May 21 on grounds that it will clash with the ongoing counselling for NEET-PG 2021.