SRINAGAR: The Union health ministry has postponed the NEET-PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Post Graduation) 2022 examination date by at least six to eight weeks.
In an order issued on Thursday, the director of health services wrote, “I am directed to say that lot of representations were being received from medical doctors regarding request to delay NEET-PG-2022 examination date i.e. 12.03.22 as published in Information Bulletin by NBE since it is clashing with the NEET PG 2021 counselling. Also, many of the interns would not be able to participate in the PG Counselling 2022 by the month of May/2022.”
“Keeping the above facts in view, the minister has taken the decision to postpone NEET PG 2022 by 6-8 weeks or suitably,” the order said.
The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear a plea on the postponement of the examination on Friday. The plea was filed on January 25. Six MBBS students approached the apex court as many requirements like mandatory internship etc were not fulfilled by many aspirants. Many internships got halted because of their Covid duty, they said.