NEET 2020: Supreme Court Directs NTA To Consider Requests Of Candidates To Furnish Original OMR Sheets

first_imgNews UpdatesNEET 2020: Supreme Court Directs NTA To Consider Requests Of Candidates To Furnish Original OMR Sheets LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Dec 2020 8:03 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, on Thursday, while refusing to entertain a writ petition filed by some aspirants for admission for undergraduate medical courses seeking quashing of the NEET 2020 results, directed the National Testing Agency to consider representation preferred by them for furnishing the original OMR sheets.Nineteen candidates had approached the Court by filing a writ petition…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court, on Thursday, while refusing to entertain a writ petition filed by some aspirants for admission for undergraduate medical courses seeking quashing of the NEET 2020 results, directed the National Testing Agency to consider representation preferred by them for furnishing the original OMR sheets.Nineteen candidates had approached the Court by filing a writ petition under Article 32 contending that the OMR sheets uploaded by the NTA do not tally with the actual answers given by them. They prayed for issuance of several directions including appointment of a High-Powered Committee to examine the complaint regarding the tampering of the OMR sheets. They also challenged the prescribed procedure for challenging the answer key and OMR sheets and for quashing the NEET results. They contended that the errors and absurdities render the NEET examination unequal discriminatory and arbitrary and hence violative of Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution.”More than 15 lakh students have taken the undergraduate examination for the academic year 2020-2021 and even the second round of counselling has been completed. The grievances of individual students cannot be addressed by us in a petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India.”, the bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi said. Any further grievance of the petitioners relating to the procedure prescribed for challenging the answer key and the OMR sheets can be raised by filing a Writ Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, the bench added.Case: MUSKAN SABHARWAL vs. NATIONAL TESTING AGENCYCoram: Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay RastogiCounsel: Sr. Adv Sidharth Luthra ,Sr.Adv. Gopal Shankar Narayanan, Tanwi Dubey, AOR Manju JetleyClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more