Supreme Court declines to hold NEET exams in Gulf countries

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today, declined to pass a direction to the Centre to hold National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Undergraduate (UG) 2020 at examination centres in Gulf countries, but asked Govt to allow students to come via “Vande Bharat Mission” flights to appear for the exam.

The Medical Council of India has asked the Supreme Court for the postponing the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Undergraduate (UG) 2020 as it shall be a drastic deviation from the academic schedule which may affect the subsequent academic years of the students.

In an affidavit filed on Friday, the MCI said the matter of overseas examination centres for NEET doesn’t deserve the intervention of the top court in view of the fact that the Government of India has permitted travel to and from other countries, through Vande Bharat Mission.

The Government of India, under the Vande Bharat Mission, permitted Indian citizens, including overseas citizens of India, to come to India by special flights, the council said while seeking dismissal of the plea.

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