New Delhi, Jan 07: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed NEET-PG counselling for 2021-2022 based on the existing EWS and OBC reservation in the All-India Quota (AIQ) seats in medical institutions.
The Supreme Court said that it will allow 27% reservation for Other Backward Class (OBC) and 10% for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category in the All-India Quota (AIQ) seats for admission in the NEET for all medical seats.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna upheld the constitutional validity of 27 per cent reservation for OBC and 10 per cent EWS for the NEET-UG and NEET-PG.
The court, however, decided to examine the validity of the EWS criteria as laid down by the Pandey Committee. It listed the batch of petitions for hearing in the third week of March.
The bench said that the counselling for NEET-UG and NEET-PG shall be conducted as per the government notification of July 29, 2021.