Sanctity Has Been Affected Supreme Court to National Testing Agency

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the National Testing Agency (NTA) on pleas seeking fresh NEET-UG, 2024 examination amid allegations of paper leak.

NEET-UG 2024: “Sanctity has been affected, so we need answers,” Supreme Court to National Testing Agency

NEET UG 2024 Supreme Court Case Hearing: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the National Testing Agency (NTA) on pleas seeking a fresh NEET-UG 2024 examination amid allegations of paper leak.  A vacation bench of Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah, however, refused to stay the counselling of successful candidates for admissions to MBBS, BDS and other courses. “It is not that simple that because you have done it is sacrosanct. Sanctity has been affected, so we need answers,” Justice Amanullah told the counsel representing the National Testing Agency. “How much time you want? Immediately on the re-opening? Otherwise, the counselling will start.” Justice Amanullah told the NTA’s counsel, Livelaw reported.

The Supreme Court was hearing petitions seeking cancellation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2024 exam over alleged paper leaks and other irregularities this year.  NTA conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) for more than 24 lakh candidates at 4750 different Centres located in 571 Cities throughout the country including 14 Cities outside India on May 5, 2024 (Sunday) from 02:00 PM to 05:20 PM. As per the information bulletin, NTA was scheduled to declare NEET UG results on June 14. However, the NTA NEET result was announced on June 04, 2024 – the same day the counting of votes for the general elections to the 18th Lok Sabha was conducted.

The counsel for the NTA requested that the petition be tagged with an earlier petition for which a notice was issued by a bench led by the Chief Justice of India on May 17, 2024. He informed the court that the earlier petition is scheduled for a hearing on July 8. Consequently, the bench decided to schedule the present petition to be heard alongside the earlier one on July 8.

SC seeks NTA response on plea for fresh NEET-UG amid ‘paper leak’, ‘malpractice’ allegations

Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara, appearing for the petitioners, urged the bench to stay the counselling process. The apex court, however, refused to stay the counselling process and posted the case for hearing on July 8. “Let the counselling start, we are not stopping the counselling,” the bench remarked. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency for admissions to MBBS, BDS and AYUSH and other related courses in government and private institutions across the country.

The top court tagged the plea filed by Shivangi Mishra and others with the pending one and asked the NTA to file the response in the meantime. The plea alleged that NEET-UG, 2024, was riddled with malpractices as various instances of paper leaks have come to the knowledge of the petitioners. The alleged paper leak was violative of Article 14 (right to equality) under the Constitution as it gave an undue advantage to some candidates over others who chose to attempt the examination in a fair manner, it said, news agency PTI reported.

Apart from paper leak, NEET-UG candidates have also alleged irregularities in the award of compensatory marks to students for loss of time. A number of petitions were filed in the apex court seeking direction to recall NEET-UG 2024 results and to conduct the examination afresh, alleging paper leakage and malpractices in the test held on May 5.

(With Agencies Inputs)




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