NEET 2021 result: SC to hear NTA’s plea against Bombay HC’s order tomorrow, says report

NTA has challenged Bombay High Court’s order to conduct re-exam for two students saying that it is causing delay in NEET UG results 2021.

NEET 2021 result: SC to hear NTA’s plea against Bombay HC’s order tomorrow, says report Supreme Court (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Oct 27, 2021 - 4:12 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has adjourned till tomorrow the National Testing Agency (NTA)’s ‘special leave petition’ against Bombay High Court’s order in which it directed NTA to conduct fresh exams for two students, as per a Live Law report.

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NTA on Monday sought an urgent hearing in the top Court on its plea against the Bombay HC’s order on October 20 asking it not to declare the NEET results and conduct re-examination for two aspirants whose question papers and OMR sheets got mixed at a centre in Maharashtra.

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The high court had taken note of the fact that the test booklet and OMR sheet of two medical aspirants -- Vaishanavi Bhopali and Abhishek Shivaji – got mixed up at the examination centre before the start of the test and ordered that they be given fresh opportunity to appear.

The high court, besides ordering re-examination and staying the declaration of the results, also directed that the NTA “shall give 48 hrs clear notice to the Petitioners about the date of examination and the centre allotted to the Petitioners”.

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A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana was informed about the urgency of the matter on October 25 by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the NTA, saying that the declaration of the results are being stopped due to the high court’s order.

“The declaration of the results of the NEET exam has been stayed the behest of two students. I am requesting the hearing tomorrow,” the law officer submitted before the bench, also comprising Justices Surya kant and Hima Kohli. "We will see," said the bench.

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The NTA, in its appeal, said that the NEET (UG), 2021 Examination for more than 16 lacs candidates has been conducted on September 12, and due to the high court’s order it has not been able “to declare their results even though the same is ready for declaration".

“The delay in declaration of Result of NEET (UG) 2021 will affect and further delay the subsequent process of admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses i.e. MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS Courses,” it said in the plea.

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