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NEET UG Supreme Court hearing moved to July 18, says CJI DY Chandrachud

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud stated that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Undergraduate (NEET-UG) questions will be taken up next Thursday, July 18, a tweet posted by LiveLaw informed.

First, the CJI himself said that the matter would be taken up only tomorrow, July 12. It can be noted that the hearing was scheduled for today, July 11.

He then said that the hearing will be taken up on July 15, Monday.

The Solicitor General cited “personal difficulties for Monday and Tuesday” (July 15 and 16), as reported by LiveLawand requested that the matter be taken up on Wednesday, July 17. Finally, the CJI said that the matter would be taken up next Thursday, July 18.

The NEET UG irregularities case was scheduled for a second hearing today, July 11. Cases were filed regarding paper leaks, misconduct, mismanagement and so on. While few petitions demanded for NEET, others demanded that revaluation of OMR should be conducted.

It may be noted that the Center filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court late last night, July 10, ruling out the possibility of reintroducing NEET, citing an investigation conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras which refuted all allegations of mass abuse.

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