NEET-PG: Center to reconsider income limit of Rs 8 lakh for EWS quota

New Delhi, 25 November

Proposal to reconsider the annual income ceiling of Rs 8 lakh prescribed for the purpose of determining the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category for reservation in NEET admissions for postgraduate medical courses, the Center told the Supreme Court on Thursday. A panel will be formed to decide. EWS norms.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a division bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud that the government has taken a considered decision in this regard and the panel will He has been asked to submit his report in four weeks.

Mehta said that this decision has been taken with a view to implement the 103rd Constitutional Amendment from the current academic year and it would be unfair to withdraw it.

The Solicitor General said that NEET-PG counseling would be deferred by four weeks as per the assurance given to the apex court.

The Center had told the Supreme Court on October 25 that the counseling process for NEET-PG will not start until the court decides to challenge the 27 per cent reservation for OBCs and 10 per cent for EWS candidates in PG All India quota seats. Doesn’t decide

The top court was hearing petitions filed by some students against the July 29 judgment providing 27 per cent reservation for OBCs and 10 per cent for EWS category in NEET-PG admissions for medical courses for the current academic year. – tns