NEET EXAM ALLEGATIONS: Supreme Court Issues notice to National Testing Agency: Issue to be heard on July 8

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The supreme court on June 11 issued notice to the centre and the National Testing Agency on a petition seeking the cancellation of the National Entrance-cum -Eligibility Test (NEET) exam held this year for the under graduate medical courses over an alleged paper leak.

A vacation bench comprising Justice Vikram Nath and Ahsanuddin Amanullah posted the matter on July 8 seeking a response from the National Testing Agency (NTA)

“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 reope

ning? Otherwise, the counselling will start”.

Justice Amanullah told the NTA counsel.

The counsel for the NTA submitted that the petition be tagged along with an earlier petition on which notice was issued by a bench led by Chief Justice of India on May 17. That petition is listed on July 8, he informed.

The bench then posted the present petition along with the earlier petition which is listed on July 8.

 

With lakhs of students crying foul, several Public Interest Litigation (PIL) have been filed at the supreme court seeking re-conduct of the NEET examination or removal of grace marks.

The issue of paper leak has also been alleged.

One Shivangi Misra and nine others had filed a petition on June 1, before declaration of results. After declaration of results few more petitions have been filed alleging irregularities.

Petitions filed after declaration of results were not listed today.

According to Motion Education founder and CEO, Nitin Vijay says, over 20,000 students have submitted complaints, we have filed petition on behalf of the students.

On their part, in this petition students have demanded either a re-conduct of the NEET exam or the removal of grace marks.

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