INI CET 2022: SC notice to Centre on plea seeking defined criteria for seat matrix in exam

Supreme Court was hearing a plea which also sought to provide for roster wise or discipline-wise seat allocation for institutional preference candidates.


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Team Careers360 | December 8, 2021 | 10:42 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Centre and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on a plea seeking defined criteria for arriving at seat matrix for the institutional preference candidates in the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET).

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A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao issued notice to the Ministry of Health, AIIMS, and others on a plea filed by a students' association. “Issue notice returnable on January 10, 2022,” the bench also comprising Justices B R Gavai and B V Navarathna said.

The bench said that no order shall be passed for admission to INIs for this session while issuing the notice, as per Live Law.

The top court was hearing a plea filed by Students Association AIIMS Bhopal and others which had also sought to provide for roster wise or discipline-wise seat allocation for institutional preference candidates.

The petitioners argued that except for JIPMER Puducherry which clearly provides for roster system for allocation of seats to two sources of admissions - institutional preference candidates and other along with relevant quota, no other INIs including AIIMS provide details on how seats will be alloted, the Live Law reported.

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The petitioners reportedly sought directions from the top court to the respondents to provide exact allotment of seats explaining how 50% institutional criteria is met and to strictly follow the 50% criteria too.

(with inputs from PTI)

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