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“If there is even 0.001 per cent negligence, correct it, admit the mistake if it is made,” the Supreme Court sternly directed the NTA and the Center in the NEET UG case

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government and the National Testing Agency (NTA) to take all matters seriously even if there is ‘0.001% negligence’ in conducting the NEET UG 2024 examination amid allegations of widespread irregularities issued instructions to ensure.

A bench of Supreme Court Justices Bikram Nath and SV Bhatti heard a writ petition filed by the judges raising concerns over the leakage of question papers and controversial grace marks given to some candidates.

The bench tagged the present petition along with other similar matters which are listed on 8th July.

Addressing advocates Kanu Aggarwal and Vardhaman Kaushik, who represented the central government and the NTA, Justice Bhatti said “If there is even 0.001% negligence on the part of anyone, it should be dealt with completely. All these issues should not be treated as opposition issues.” “”
Justice Bhatti added that candidates who cheat in exams and become doctors are more dangerous to the society. He added that the judges are aware of the hard work that the candidates have put in for this competitive exam.During the hearing, the court told the NTA , “Imagine a fraudulent doctor who is treating a child and is under investigation regarding his pass. Don’t think of it like any other traditional field. Admit if you are wrong. Say, yes there was a mistake on our part and we have taken strict action in this regard. Then at least people will trust you.”

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