सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने एनईईटी-यूजी विवाद की सीबीआई जांच की मांग वाली याचिका पर केंद्र, एनटीए से जवाब मांगा।

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने एनईईटी-यूजी विवाद की सीबीआई जांच की मांग वाली याचिका पर केंद्र, एनटीए से जवाब मांगा।

SC seeks response of Centre, NTA on plea seeking CBI probe into NEET-UG row.

The Supreme Court has requested responses from the Centre, NTA, CBI, and Bihar government on a plea seeking a CBI probe into alleged question paper leaks and irregularities in the NEET-UG exam.

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SC seeks response of Centre, NTA on plea seeking CBI probe into NEET-UG row.

In a significant development amid the ongoing controversy over NEET-UG, the Supreme Court on Friday, June 14, requested responses from the Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA) regarding a plea for a CBI investigation into allegations of question paper leaks and other irregularities in the exam.

A vacation bench of Justices Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta, hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Hiten Singh Kashyap, also sought responses from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Bihar government within two weeks.

The court indicated that the PIL would be addressed along with other pending cases on July 8, when it resumes after the summer vacation.

On Thursday, the Centre and the NTA informed the Supreme Court that they had annulled the grace marks given to 1,563 candidates who took the exam for admission to MBBS and other related courses. The candidates can either opt for a re-test or forgo the compensatory marks awarded for the lost time.

The examination was conducted on May 5 at 4,750 centres, with approximately 2.4 million candidates participating. Although the results were expected to be declared on June 14, they were announced on June 4, as the evaluation of the answer sheets was completed ahead of schedule.

There have been allegations of question paper leaks in states like Bihar and other irregularities in the prestigious exam, leading to protests in several cities and legal cases in seven high courts as well as the Supreme Court.

The NEET-UG exam, conducted by the NTA, is for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and other related courses in government and private institutions nationwide.

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