Abolishing NEET is not justified, honest students will suffer, Center told Supreme Court. NTA also opposed the cancellation.


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The NEET-UG results were declared on June 4, but were followed by allegations of question paper leaks in states like Bihar, among other irregularities.  (Representational photo: PTI)

The NEET-UG results were declared on June 4, but were followed by allegations of question paper leaks in states like Bihar, among other irregularities. (Representational photo: PTI)

The government said that it had constituted a high-level committee of experts after the current examination to suggest effective measures to conduct transparent examinations.

The Center on Friday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing the cancellation of the NEET-UG 2024 examination as the results have already been declared. He also informed that a panel has been constituted to provide recommendations for fair conduct of examinations.

The government argued that “in the absence of evidence of a massive breach of confidentiality in an Indian examination, it would not be rational to make the entire examination and results public in advance.”

The government also said that the Ministry of Education has constituted a high-level committee of experts after the current examination to suggest effective measures for conducting transparent, fair and fair examinations by the National Testing Agency.

What will the committee do?

According to the government, the committee will make recommendations regarding reforms in the examination process, improvement in data security protocols and the structure and functioning of the National Testing Agency.

The said committee is headed by former chairman Dr. K. Radhakrishnan.

ISRO and Chairman, BoG, IIT Kanpur and it will submit its report in two months.

NTA also files an affidavit against cancellation of NEET-UG examination.

After the Centre, in response to a petition in the Supreme Court, another affidavit was filed by the National Testing Agency, which conducts the NEET-UG exam.

It said that the alleged incident/attempted leak has no impact on the conduct of the entire examination to be held on May 5, as the number of candidates found involved by the investigating agencies is very less than many candidates. Is.

“Complete scrapping of the exam will pose a serious threat to lakhs of honest candidates who attempted the question paper in 2024,” the affidavit said.

The agency said the NEET-UG 2024 examination was conducted completely and in complete secrecy without any illegal methods and the claim of “massive malpractice” is “totally baseless, misleading and its There is no basis”.

The NTA also said that the alleged corruption was reported only in the Patna and Godhra centers and the entire examination should not be canceled on the basis of individual incidents.

The Supreme Court will hear a batch of petitions on July 8, including one alleging irregularities in the May 5 exam and ordering a fresh conduct.

Allegations of irregularities, including the paper leak, led to protests in several cities and clashes between rival political parties.

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