A request to postpone the AIIMS postgraduate entrance examination

Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm
New Delhi: A request is made in the Supreme Court regarding the change of date of the postgraduate entrance examination that AIIMS shall conduct on June 16. Such a decision is believed to be an utter disrespect to the Prime Minister’s office who decided to postpone the NEET PG exam of this year by four months.
Poulami Mondal heading a group of 26 doctors stated that the commencement of Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET) 2021 shall go against the Article 14 and 21 of the constitution.
The request mentioned the examination to start on May 2021, which was later postponed due to the Covid crisis. Later, the assistant controller (Exams), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on May 27 issued a notification for beginning with the examination on June 16. The petitioners opined that against 815 seats in 10 colleges, more than 80,000 doctors shall appear for the examination.
The plea went on to say that after getting assurance from the PMO, several doctors started on with their jobs and worked as frontline workers, with no time left to prepare for the examination.
The plea stated, “In the prevailing circumstances due to Covid-19, the conducting of the examination is resulting in building up pressure on the graduate doctors from across India to sit for the examination on June 16, 2021, when under the present circumstances the Board examinations (Central Board of Secondary Education 10th and 12th Grade) and other professional examinations have either been canceled or postponed.”
The plea said that it is not in the public interest but keeping the current scenario in mind, the shortage of doctors, hospital beds, and the shortage of Covid-19 vaccines.
The plea concluded, “Since there is not enough time for most of them to travel back in order to take the examinations and they are most likely to be affected by travel restrictions as imposed by different states. This puts an undue burden on already fatigued, distressed, and tired doctors.”
The plea stressed upon the fact that more than 80,000 graduate doctors shall pursue INI CET for getting admitted in post-graduate courses in 10 colleges that includes AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, NIMHANS throughout the country.