New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea related to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota in connection with the NEET-PG admissions on Wednesday. It comes after the Centre sought an urgent hearing in the matter.
A Supreme Court Bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared in the court on behalf of the Centre, that the matter pertains to admissions to postgraduate medical courses and that students have been facing difficulties.
"If it is a three-Judge Bench matter then it will be listed before a three-Judge Bench tomorrow (January 5)," the CJI said. A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud told the Centre on Monday that a Bench of requisite strength could be set up by the CJI as the EWS quota matter for NEET-PG admissions is being heard by a three-Judge Bench.
Earlier, the Central Government decided to accept a recommendation made by a committee set up by it to retain the annual income limit at Rs 8 lakh for the EWS quota for NEET-PG admissions for the current admission cycle. Recommendations on how to apply the income limit will be adopted from the next admission cycle.