On Monday, the Delhi High Court gave a notification to the Education Ministry, Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), and the National Testing Agency (NTA) on an appeal claiming disparities in the Optical Mark Recognition sheets (OMR sheets) of the applicants who took part in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020.
The court heard the appeal of 14 students who were represented by senior advocate Mr. Gopal Shankarnarayanan and advocate Tanvi Dubey. A solitary judicator bench of Justice Jayant Nath has requested the respondent to document an answer on the appeal. This issue is recorded for further legal proceedings on 8 January 2021.
The advocate representing the 14 students told the court that there were cases of altering the NEET 2020 OMR answer sheets. The altered OMR sheets included instances like the wrong roll number, blank OMR sheet, two different scores on two different days, and incorrect bar code.
The candidates recorded the request under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. The candidates filed the petition to challenge the results disclosed by NTA after the notification was published by NTA for the same dated 27 September 2020 and 5 October 2020.
The petition filed in the court has likewise coordinated with the NTA to provide the original OMR sheets of the candidates within the given time period. Additionally, it has requested the NTA to oblige the candidates who have filed the petition. It has also asked for scrutiny of the results after receiving the original OMR sheet from the candidates. The petition has requested a powerful committee to be assigned to look after the candidates’ complaints.