Delhi HC dismisses petition seeking dismissal of CBSE notification prescribing NEET age limit
The Delhi High Court has partially dismissed a petition seeking the dismissal of the notification released by the Central Board of Secondary Education regarding the age limit of the NEET applicants and the conditions that make the applicants ineligible to appear for the NEET examinations.
As per the CBSE notification, no student under the general category above the age of twenty-five and no student under the reserved category above the age of thirty are eligible to attend the NEET examination conducted by the central board.
While considering the case, the top court of Delhi has found that there is no justifiable reason to ask the CBSE authorities to scrap the notification regarding the age limit of NEET applicants.
Meanwhile, the court has indirectly observed that it is unfair to discriminate those students study in the open schools and with the help of private arrangements against those students who come from normal educational or schooling background.
The court has declared the provisions, which make those students study in the open schools and with the help of private arrangements ineligible to attend the NEET examinations, unconstitutional.
The observations made by the court have come at a right time. Since the release of the CBSE notifications regarding the conditions which makes a student ineligible to attend the NEET examination, the country has been seriously discussing about the subject.
What the court has contributed through the judgement is a much needed conclusion for this aggressive debate.
Vignesh. S. G
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