Twenty-six doctors have moved Apex Court seeking postponement of INI CET Examination 2021, scheduled to be conducted by All India Institute of Medical Science on 16th June 2021.
The INI CET exam is used for admissions to higher studies in medical/postgraduate studies.
The plea filed through Advocate Pallavi Pratap states that conducting the exam on 16th June was in utter disregard to assurance regarding postponement of PG exams given by the Prime Minister’s Office while postponing the NEET(PG) Exam 2021 by four months. As per the communication given by the PMO, students should be given at least one month to prepare for the exam.
However, according to the plea, only 19-day notice was given, and the examination centres are at distant places or are far off from the place where aspirants are working and might require travelling despite travel restrictions.
It was further stated that holding exams during the pandemic will pressure graduate doctors, and a reference was made to how the government cancelled board exams.
Lastly, it was contended that many doctors who would want to appear for the exam were not fully vaccinated, and many have not even received the first jab, and if they are made to travel or sit for the exam, then it might endanger their lives.