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Common Counselling of DNB PG Seats & PG Medical Courses from Next Year: SC

The SC on May 26, 2020 {Alapati Jyotsna & Others v. Union of India & Others} held that since the petitioners have approached the Court at a stage where the entire process has been undertaken and many candidates have been allocated various courses in the Counselling, it does not deem it appropriate to pass any direction for the present year. 

The SC Bench, comprising of Justice U U Lalit & Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, however observed that going by the assertions made in the response filed by the Medical Council of India, a common counselling or single online counselling in the coming years would definitely take care of grievance. 

The Petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India was filed in SC seeking appropriate orders directing the Respondents to conduct “single counselling” for filling up seats in the Post Graduate Medical Courses leading to Degrees and Diplomas and also the seats in DNB (Diplomate of National Board) Courses.

Consequently, while refusing to pass any directions in so far as the present year is concerned, it was observed by the SC that the authorities will be able to have common counselling for DNB PG seats along with all Post Graduate seats leading to Degrees and Diplomas as set out in response of the National Board of Examination so also in the response of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for coming years starting with NEETPG 2021 Examination. The Writ Petition was disposed of accordingly by the SC.

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