MCC Pauses Choice Filling Process for NEET SS Counselling

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The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has halted the NEET super specialty counselling as the seats of several collages and institutions were not included in the seat matrix.

 “…the choice filling for super speciality will be paused for some time so that these colleges/institutes may add these seats to the seat matrix,” the notice from the MCC read, adding, “as soon the addition of the fresh seats by the colleges/institutes is complete, the choice filling shall be resumed and will be notified by way of notice”.

MCC Pauses Choice Filling Process for NEET SS Counselling

The MCC added 237 seats by the evening. In which, 97 all-India quota seats were also added to the round 1 seat matrix.

The MCC taken the decision to pause the SS counseling process after the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) wrote to the Director General of Health Services mentioning that 250 seats were not being shown in the seat matrix. In round 1 seat matrix the seats from prestigious institutes such as Army Research and Referral hospital and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital were not listed.

FORDA in its letter said, “Seats from these institutions are always opted for by the top-rankers in various specialities…addition of these seats in Round 2 will essentially turn the Round 1 into a mock round as the top-rankers will apply for upgrade in the Round 2.”

The FORDA’s letter also mentioned the details of fee structure, stipend, and bond for each healthcare institute were not yet published. This will become difficult for candidates to select the institution.

NEET-SS is the special category test for various specializations like neurology, cardiology, urology, etc. NEET SS was supposed to be held in July 2021 and it was finally held in January 2022 due to the COVID surge. NEET-SS First round counselling was now halted and the counselling dates will be announced shortly by the MCC.

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