The Bombay High Court has granted an 18-year-old girl permission to reappear for the National Eligibility Cumulative Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2023. Dhanashree Jagatap, the aspirant, was unable to complete her exam paper due to a broken wrist. This decision provides a ray of hope for students who are dealing with unforeseen situations that are affecting their performance in important exams. Let us go into the specifics of this case and consider the consequences for future situations.
The Incident and the Plea
Dhanashree Jagatap stated that she arrived at the NEET-UG examination centre on 7 May and fell to the ground due to the rush in the queue. This incident caused a dislocation of her right wrist joint, preventing her from finishing the exam. Jagatap asked the court for permission to retake the exam, emphasizing that she was assigned a writer after receiving medical attention but was not granted more time to complete her paper. As a result, she was unable to complete the final part of the Physics subject.
The Court’s Decision
The vacation bench of Justices Manish Pitale and Neela Gokhale thoroughly studied Jagatap’s case. They recognised her sad circumstances and the impact they had on her capacity to pass the NEET-UG examination. Given the peculiar circumstances surrounding this year’s test as a result of the outbreak of unrest in Manipur, the court agreed to allow Jagatap to reappear for NEET-UG 2023.
Re-examination for Manipur Students
Because of the turmoil in the region, the NEET-UG 2023 examination is being held separately for candidates from Manipur. The re-examination for these students is set for June 6 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Jagatap will be permitted to take the exam with Manipur students at a specified centre in Bengaluru. The court emphasized that the authorities involved must take the necessary steps to ensure Jagatap has a seamless and convenient examination experience.
Conditions of the Ruling
While allowing Jagatap permission to retake the NEET-UG 2023 examination, the court placed the caveat that he not rely on the results of his earlier try on May 7. The Union government has stated its willingness to allow Jagatap to retake the exam on June 6, if she accepts this condition. The court affirmed this stipulation and ordered Jagatap to write an undertaking within a week saying expressly that she will not depend on her prior NEET-UG 2023 examination attempt.