SC dismisses plea to add in-service quota seats of NEET SS surrendered by TN

On Thursday, the Supreme Court decided not to hear a petition that requested a direction to add 92 “in-service quota seats” of NEET super speciality 2021 surrendered by Tamil Nadu in the newly added seats and make them available to all candidates regardless of whether or not they had joined in earlier rounds. The petition had been filed on behalf of Tamil Nadu.

A vacation bench consisting of Justices C T Ravikumar and Sudhanshu Dhulia stated that the apex court had granted permission for a mop-up round for all of the unfilled/stray/vacant super-speciality seats on May 9. This permission came with the condition that any doctor who had joined seats earlier would not be allowed to join.

We are unable to go against the judge’s decision. When there is a really precise instruction, we are unable to follow it. When the law is decided by this court, the fact that you are not a party to the ruling does not change the fact that the law has been decided.

“In view of the decision that was handed down by this court, we do not believe that it would be appropriate for us to continue with the contentions stated by the petitioner any further…

We are certain in our conclusion that the petitioner does not have the legal right to make such a prayer request in this manner. In a nutshell, the bench said that such a writ petition was certain to fail and was thus rejected.

The apex court was hearing a petition that had been submitted by Kaviyarasan M P and other individuals. The petition requested that the court issue a direction to add 92 “in-service quota seats” of NEET super speciality 2021 surrendered by Tamil Nadu in the newly added seats and make them available to all candidates regardless of whether or not the candidates had joined in earlier rounds.

On May 9, 2022, the lawyer who was standing on behalf of Tamil Nadu informed the highest court that the 92 empty seats of the in-service quota of the state should be surrendered to the All India Quota this year. This was said by the attorney in front of the apex court (AIQ).

As a result of the surrender of 92 seats by Tamil Nadu to the AIQ, Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati has stated that a mop up round will be held in order to complete the process of admission to super specialty medical courses. This is due to the fact that Additional Solicitor General Bhati will be holding the round.

The apex court had previously said that at that time, “The mop up round will be conducted for all of the unfilled/stray/vacant super speciality seats subject to the proviso that any doctor who has joined a seat in the earlier round should not be eligible for participation in the mop up round.” Given that the second round is now being conducted, it is possible that an appropriate extension of time will be allowed for the completion of the admissions.

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