The Supreme Court hearing on OBC and EWS reservation will continue tomorrow. On January 5, the top court heard the arguments of senior advocates Arvind Datar and Shyam Divan. Advocate Divan challenged OBC reservation in NEET PG Counselling 2021 while Advocate Datar argued against EWS reservation.
As the top court’s judgement on the issue is awaited, NEET PG counselling for all India quota seats is not likely to begin today. NEET PG counselling 2021 for 50 per cent AIQ seats was scheduled to begin on October 25 but the MCC had postponed it following the Supreme Court’s direction.
Senior Advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the petitioners, argued that the new system of reservation should come into force from next year. He referred to the July 29 notification for implementing EWS and OBC quota and said it is like “changing the rules of the game midway” as the reservation policy was introduced after the exams were notified.
Senior Advocate Arvind Datar challenging EWS reservation in NEET PG Counselling. He says that the Constitution amendment providing for EWS was notified on January 15, 2019. Within three days the office memorandum specifying the EWS criteria came. Unlike the commissions for OBC reservations, there is no study undertaken for EWS reservations. “Though we are concerned with PG Studies, this applies to all India criteria. This criteria will apply to all institutions- IIT Admissions, other admissions in institutions, it will apply everywhere, he says, as per Live Law.