A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking to postpone postgraduate entrance test being conducted by AIIMS on June 16 and termed the schedule of the exam an utter disregard to the assurance given by the PM Office while postponing the NEET PG examination, 2021 by four months.
A group of 26 doctors led by Poulami Mondal contended that holding if Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET) 2021 contravene of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution.
The plea said initially the exam was scheduled to take place in May 2021, which stood postponed due to worsening Covid situation. Later, a notification on May 27, was issued by assistant controller (Exams), All India Institute if Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for the exam in June 14. The petitioners said there are some 815 seats in 10 colleges for which more than 80,000 doctors will appear and take the examination.
The plea argued that after assurance from the PMO, many doctors have taken a job and have become frontline workers with no time to prepare for the test.