NEET-PG: Plea in SC against incentive marks


Protest against incentive marks in JLN Medical College Ajmer ,Rajasthan (Pic: Piyush Baisla)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the plea of postgraduate medical courses’ aspirants from Rajasthan who have challenged the State’s preference for graduates who have worked in rural and difficult areas during their MBBS course.

The State allows 10% incentive marks to in-service MBBS doctors who have served in remote areas in National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admission to PG courses.

A Bench led by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar heard preliminary submissions made by advocate Jasmeet Singh against the State government’s award of incentives to students who have worked in rural and difficult terrains during their MBBS years and listed the matter for detailed hearing on Thursday.

Their petition contended that such incentive was firstly not notified by the Rajasthan government prior to commencement of the selection procedure. It argued that the process of selection for the NEET 2017 began in September 2016 whereas the State government notification came on March 20 this year.

Secondly, the State had not notified any such rural or difficult areas.

Thirdly, it is not mandatory (and is only discretionary) as per the Medical Council of India Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations to grant such incentives.

  • Diksha Singhal

    As government is saying all are equal for them, than in that case government should also not provide them incentive benefit, selection should be based on their ranks. This is injustice for all those who work hard for a single seat of pg and they are getting is reservation. I m against 102030% incentive

  • Dr amrit saini

    10 20 30 is rt of cs candidate

  • Xyz

    OK so how many in this list are fresher? Those taking coaching for 2or 3 yr are also fresher? OK so tell me one thing government schools are we all consider. Government doctors.. M.O are waste.. But suddenly how come studying in government medical college become so prestigious? Just understand this that even Harvard Medical school not take just on basis of marks.. Marks and merit are absolutely different..all top University in world consider so many things like leadership quality.. Social work.. Even if u studied from rural area is also considered. So whole world is making injustice.. But if freshers don’t join government job it’s absolutely fine? Why government must consider ur plea.. Ur not doing anything for government. Those are doing something they must get benefits.. Doors are open u can also join.. Don’t worry nothing positive coming from supreme Court for freshers.. Take my words. ➕⏱️🔚