NEET-PG 2021: Delhi HC rejects plea seeking to extend internship deadline for eligibility
Delhi: Holding that it cannot take the task of administering the examination and fixing the schedule, the Delhi High court has rejected a doctor's PIL while refusing to issue direction to extend the last date for completion of compulsory one-year internship to enable a candidate to participate in the NEET-PG examination scheduled for September 11.
"The writ court cannot take upon itself the task of administering the examination and fixation of the schedule. As held in the decisions cited by the respondents, there is a degree of inherent randomness in the fixation of a cut-off date which may, in a given case, cause hardship to a candidate or a group of candidates.
That per se does not lead to the conclusion that the fixation itself is arbitrary," it said. Justice Jalan said also referred to a judgement passed by the Madras High Court dealing with the same examination which is in issue here, that is, NEET-PG 2021 and added "I am in respectful agreement with the view taken by the Madras High Court, which is also consistent with the binding precedents of this court.
For these reasons, the writ petition, along with the pending application, is dismissed". The court noted that the petitioner before the Madras High Court will complete his internship by October 4, 2021, by missing the deadline by five days as compared to 25 days for this petitioner.