In an affidavit filed on Friday, the MCI mentioned the matter of abroad examination centres for NEET would not deserve the indulgence of the highest courtroom in view of the truth that the Authorities of India has permitted journey to and from different international locations, via Vande Bharat Mission.
The affidavit was filed on a plea searching for instructions to carry NEET at centres in Gulf international locations.
The Authorities of India, beneath the Vande Bharat Mission, permitted Indian residents, together with abroad residents of India, to come back to India by particular flights, the council mentioned whereas searching for dismissal of the plea.
“With a purpose to pretty conduct an examination like NEET, which needs to be a uniform examination, it’s crucial that the examination is carried out on the identical time in every single place, which shall not be potential, if the examination is carried out in exterior international locations as a consequence of numerous causes together with totally different time zones, logistical points, the secrecy of take a look at papers being a booklet-based examination, and so forth,” the plea mentioned.
It mentioned that if NEET isn’t carried out on the identical time in every single place, then the “sanctity of the mentioned examination will probably be misplaced”, as there will probably be a risk of leakage of questions.
The matter is slated to come back up for listening to earlier than the apex courtroom on August 24.
The plea, filed by mother and father of almost 4,000 NEET (undergraduate) candidates, has sought to alternatively postpone the examination till the COVID-19 pandemic normalises.
The mother and father of those candidates, who reside in Doha, Qatar, Oman, and UAE, have approached the apex courtroom difficult the Kerala Excessive Courtroom June 30 order which had dismissed their plea.
Of their attraction in opposition to the Kerala Excessive Courtroom order, the overall secretary of Kerala Muslim Tradition Centre in Qatar, Abdul Azeez mentioned that the Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) had the aptitude and willingness to open examination centres in Gulf international locations as that they had been doing so for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Fundamental).
Earlier, the NTA had advised the courtroom that it isn’t potential to have abroad examination centres for NEET (UG) 2020 because the examination is carried out in paper e-book format.
Submitting an affidavit, the NTA had mentioned that examination can’t be carried out in cities overseas because of the reality NEET (UG) needs to be carried out in single-shift on the identical time, on the identical day to take care of uniformity.