Showing for 9 candidates, who maintain diploma of bachelor in Dental Surgical procedure (BDS) by a Dental council recognised institute, senior advocate Vikas Singh advised a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah that although the NEET-BDS 2021 was held on December 16 final yr and outcomes have been declared on December 31, the DGHS has not introduced the dates for counselling of the candidates for allocation of MDS seats in varied institutes.
The bench was stunned with the roll of occasions as Singh identified that since NEET-PG examinations have been postponed resulting from Covid pandemic to permit MBBS medical doctors to proceed with their Covidcare duties, the MDS counselling seems to have been deferred.
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The bench stated since BDS diploma holders will not be assigned Covid obligation, it noticed no purpose for deferment of the counselling for MDS programs and sought response affidavits from the respondents on the attainable schedule for MDS counselling by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
MCC, beneath the Directorate Common of Well being Companies (DGHS) and affiliated to the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare, Authorities of India, is chargeable for allotting seats for undergraduate, postgraduate and super-specialty medical and dental programs in government-run/aided schools and deemed-to-be-university schools. MCC allots seats on-line on the premise of the candidate’s rating within the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check (NEET).
The 9 petitioners are medical doctors who possess acknowledged levels of Bachelor in Dental Surgical procedure awarded by a college or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council. They stated they have been among the many 30,000 BDS graduates who had appeared within the NEET-MDS 2021 examination however are aggrieved by the infinite and unreasonable delay brought on by MCC in saying the counselling schedule for NEET-MDS 2021.