Vagisha Kaushik|Nov 26, 2023
NEET PG 2023 will not be postponed: Mansukh Mandaviya tells Lok Sabha
The NBE has reopened the NEET PG 2023 application window for candidates who are eligible as per the revised MBBS internship cut-off date at natboard.edu.in.
NEW DELHI: Union minister of health and family welfare (MoHFW) Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday told the Lok Sabha that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Postgraduate (NEET PG 2023) will not be postponed. The decision to not postpone NEET PG 2023 was taken to avoid further delay in the exam and counselling process caused due to COVID-19.
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“The government has recently extended the internship cut-off date to August 11, 2023, so that no students across the country are ineligible to appear for the exam. Secondly, students were informed about five months earlier that the NEET PG exam 2023 will be held on March 5,” the health minister informed the Lok Sabha speaker.
“It is important to prevent delays caused due to COVID-19 and hence I have informed the students delegation about why the exam will not be rescheduled,” he added.
Reacting to Mansukh Mandaviya’s response, the national chairman of Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) Rohan Krishnan said: “Why just only one batch suffer the most because of COVID. There is a “TRIAGE” protocol for emergencies, & “Damage Control Protocols” for coming out of Pandemic. However, now his stand is clear it seems , NO POSTPONEMENT as of now.”
The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) on February 9 reopened the NEET PG 2023 application window for candidates who are eligible as per the revised MBBS internship cut-off date. Those candidates who will be completing their internship by August 11 will be able to register for the exam by February 12 at natboard.edu.in or nbe.edu.in.
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