Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Legality of Common Medical Admission Test
In Christian Medical College, Vellore vs Union of India &Ors a three-judge bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court by a 2:1 verdict has held that Medical Council of India (MCI) is not empowered to prescribe all India medical entrance tests. The bench said that the MCI notification was in violation of Articles 19, 25, 26, 29 and 30 of the Constitution.

Justice A.R. Dave however rendered a dissenting opinion and has said he did not share the view of Chief Justice Kabir and Justice Sen and held that holding of National Eligibility-Cum- Entrance Examination (NEET) is legal, practical and is the need of the society.

The Government is of the opinion that it would be in the larger interest of the society and students aspiring to study medicine to have NEET. Therefore it has decided to file a review petition against the majority judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on 18.7.2013 in Christian Medical College, Vellore vs Union of India &Ors.

This information was given by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

(Release ID :98095)


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