SC : Vacant PG seats in private medical colleges be filled as per NEET merit

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The Supreme Court today agreed to suggestions that the vacant post-graduate seats in private unaided medical colleges could be filled up as per the order of merit in the list of All-India National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). 

A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra accepted the suggestions of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and asked the Director General of Medical Education of Uttar Pradesh to take immediate steps in this regard while ensuring that the cut-off date of May 31, 2018, was adhered to in letter and spirit. 

The Additional Solicitor General appearing for the Centre, and MCI’s counsel assured the apex court that its order would be forthwith published on the official websites of MCI, Medical Counselling Committee and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.