New Delhi/ Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government’s plea seeking exemption from National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for selection in medical courses was listed Thursday. The state is pleading to exempt the candidates from the state for the national level test.
State’s Commissioner Secretary Law Muhammad Ashraf Mir was quoted as saying that the apex court has listed the plea for Thursday because till 4 pm on Monday pleas from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and private colleges of the country were heard.
Earlier, the state government filed application in the apex court seeking exemption of the state’s aspirants from NEET for medical courses.
“We are seeking exemption from National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses for the aspirants from our state,” Mir said.
The state government is invoking Articles 370 and 35 (A) to plead the case.
A Supreme Court five Judge Bench headed by Justice Anil Dave and comprising justices A K Sikiri, R K Agarwal, Adarsh Kumar Goel and R Banumathi heard the pleas on Monday.
Senior advocates including former Attorney General of India Gopal Subramanium and senior advocate K Vishwanathan, were to appear for the State apart from Advocate General D C Raina. Besides Mir, BOPEE chairman GH Tantray is also putting up with the law team.
NEET has put the state government in a fix and confused aspirants for medical courses. The test will be held after the ruling of the Supreme Court to hold a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across the country.
For the state, Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) was conducting entrance tests for all the medical courses for the students, and the tests were usually held in the mid-summer months.