NEET 2016: Supreme Court stayed the 15% AIQ medical seats to be transferred to states

The Supreme Court has put a stay on the scheduled transferring of the 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats to the respective state medical admission authorities today, on September 20, 2016. The vacant seats, after the second round of counselling for 15% AIQ seats in government medical and dental colleges, were supposed to be submitted to the state by 5 pm on September 20, 2016.

Hearing the Writ Petition (Civil) no. 652 of 2016 between Subhash Kumar & ANR V/s UOI & ORS, the Supreme Court has ordered not to transfer the vacant seats to states till further orders. Earlier, on September 9, 2016, the Kerala High Court had ordered the MCC and the Government of India to keep holding counselling rounds till all the seats under the 15% AIQ are filled .

The website of MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) has carried a notification about the Supreme Court order, stating that the state authorities should not go ahead and fill the vacant seats of Round two until further orders from the apex court.