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On behalf of doctors in India.
Dr Rita Pal
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FAO Justices on Case 1, Court 1 23.4.2013
Supreme Court of India.


    1. Dr Rita Pal
    2. Petition by

      Dr Rita Pal

      xxxxxxxxxxxx, United Kingdom

Original Letter to Justice Verma. This is now addressed directly to the Supreme Court of India.

Dear Sir, 

I am writing to you concerning the plight of 90,000 doctors in India. As you are aware, recently the former health minister admitted that there was a " $30 Billion Dollar Medical Seat Scandal". To prevent corruption of this kind, the government with the MCI developed the NEET exams [NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST]. This test is to ensure fairness and equality. Doctors have supported the "One Nation - One Test". The main petition is being signed by hundreds of doctors. It can be found here.

Unfortunately, some colleges have used Article 30 to request an exemption to the National Test. The case is currently in the Supreme Court. The hearing has been lengthy with repeated adjournments. The last order cited that the results of those who have taken the NEET be withheld until the final judgment is delivered. This was in December 2012 and it is now nearly the end of April 2013 with the summer vacation for the court due. 

The impact of delays in this case affects the careers of 90,000 doctors in India. Their careers remain static without progression or the NEET results.

I am unsure why the court case is intertwined with the livelihoods of so many doctors. It is also unfair that they have all been cornered into a situation where they have to protest or make legal representations when they should freely be able to proceed with their careers. 

The case is now essentially a barrier to career progression and that is not in the public interest. Moreover, the order appears to undermine the fair system and the spirit of NEET at present. 

I have no option but to approach you for the following to ensure fairness, justice and equality and to maintain patient safety and uphold doctors' rights. We have run out of options as the Medical Council of India and the Department of Health fails to open dialogue or respond to communication. 

The problem has not resolved at all. Many doctors are disenchanted and have lost faith in the system. This is not the way to retain a valuable workforce in India. 

My requests are as follows 

1. I would be grateful if you would intervene on behalf of the 90,000 doctors with a view to detaching the court case from having an impact on their livelihoods. There is no objection to the case progressing on its own. Nevertheless, there is no reason 90,000 doctors should be forced to wait for months while the court decides. Their careers are currently at risk and they are of the view that their rights have not been respected. I am sure you will agree that it is not the overriding objective of the courts to stall and essentially neglect the rights of the majority.

2. Support the permanent implementation of NEET as a national test. 

3. Review the issue relating to the $30 billion dollar scam so that it can be referred to the right organisations that can investigate it properly and hold those responsible to account. So far the Health Minister has passed the buck onto the Medical Council of India. The Council is  administratively incapable of dealing with such a mammoth complicated scam. 

4. Act as an intermediary to effect some change in the above status quo. 

The lack of action in this matter will result in loss in public confidence both nationally and internationally. Doctors rights are currently being rail-roaded and this situation is not acceptable at all.  Moreover, patient safety will be in great jeopardy without your intervention. In the public interest, we would all be grateful if you would kindly assist in resolving this difficult situation. 

I hope to hear from you.


Dr Rita Pal
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Summary of the case - Hindustan Times.

References to the case. Supreme Court Cause List.

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    9. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      mine and India's future lies in this

    10. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      Mine and India's future lies in this

    11. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      Mine and India's future lies in this

    12. Reached 500 signatures
    13. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      all d best

    14. Reached 250 signatures
    15. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      stop corruption,,save neet

    16. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      sir its 5 months after exams that v r waiting for the NEET exam results...... we have lost our precious time in just waiting for the results and still the decision has not taken by honorouble supreme court..... please i request you to con...

    17. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      Save NEET

    18. Reached 100 signatures
    19. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      education matters!

    20. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      It makes sense, this NEET must be implemented forthwith.

    21. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      Save NEET, stop CORRUPTION
      Private college exams are filled with too much of corruption.., also i cant afford for multiple exams, i am form a poor family

    22. Decision-maker Dr Rita Pal responds:

      Dr Rita Pal

      plzzz atleast declear result yaar..:(

    23. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • rabi bele INDIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Because this scam is loss to the nation ...

    • anitha naidu INDIA
      • 4 months ago

      concerned of putting ourselves in the hands of doctors with no knowledge

    • Megha Gaonkar BANGALORE, INDIA
      • 9 months ago

      This corruption should be that honest deserving students gets seats into medical college

    • richa kumar INDIA
      • 10 months ago

      am a post mbbs stuggling to get through to pg with hardwork minus corruption...

      • about 1 year ago

      cos m at d recievin end of this unjustice too.


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