The NEET-PG counselling will commence from January 12, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Sunday.
The Supreme Court on January 7, in an interim order, allowed resumption of medical counselling for NEET-PG admissions for the year 2021-22.
It also upheld the validity of 27% OBC and 10% EWS quotas.
“As assured by the Ministry of Health to the resident doctors, following the order of the Honourable Supreme Court, the NEET-PG counselling is being started by the Medical Counselling Committee from January 12, 2022.
“This will give more strength to the country in the fight against Corona. My best wishes to all the candidates,” Mandaviya said in a tweet in Hindi.
रेसीडेंट डॉक्टरस को स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय द्वारा दिए आश्वासन अनुसार, माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के आदेश के बाद MCC द्वारा NEET-PG काउन्सलिंग 12 जनवरी 2022 से शुरू की जा रही है।
इससे कोरोना से लड़ाई में देश को और मज़बूती मिलेगी। सभी उम्मीदवारों को मेरी शुभकामनाएं।
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) January 9, 2022
The NEET-PG exam was held on September 11, 2021, after being rescheduled twice in January and April.
Its results were declared in the last week of September following which students for nearly 45,000 postgraduate seats had been waiting for the counselling to begin.
Resident doctors of various medical colleges across the entire country last month held protests and boycotted work demanding expedition of the counselling.
Featured image: Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association India (FORDA INDIA) members and doctors of Safdarjung Hospital stage a demonstration against the delays in NEET-PG Counselling 2021, at ITO in New Delhi. Photo: Twitter/FORDA