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Delhi HC seeks govt response on upper age limit for veterinary courses – education

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy and Veterinary Council of India, the defendants in a statement challenging the upper age limit of 25 years as a criterion for admission to Bachelor of Science Veterinary and Livestock Degree Course.

The age limit was set by the government under Regulation 6 of the Veterinary Council of India Minimum Standards Regulations of Veterinary Council of India – (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Livestock – Degree Course), 2016.

The court of the Justice Division DN Patel and Judge Jyoti Singh after hearing the presentation made by lawyer Zoheb Hossain and lawyer Vivek Gurnani represented by the petitioner, sought the response of the Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy and the Veterinary Council from India and scheduled the matter for January 13, this year.

The reason is that the regulation violates the fundamental rights guaranteed in articles 14, 19 (l) (g) and 21 of the Constitution. Apart from creating two artificial classes of students without a reasonable nexus with the aim of maintaining minimum standards of veterinary education and therefore violating article 14.

The reason also indicated that said regulation has the effect of depriving the right to exercise the profession of their choice or to exercise any occupation or trade or business guaranteed by article 19 (l the defendant has notified that admissions to the BVSc and All courses The grade will be based on the merit earned on said NEET exam.

On the other hand, the petition also indicated that by stipulating an upper age limit for admissions in said career, the defendant is creating an unfair classification by dividing a class of students into two artificial and irrational classes, depriving students over twenty years. five and thirty years belonging to the general category and the SC / ST / OBC categories respectively, the right to enjoy medical education guaranteed by the Constitution of India.

The setting of the maximum age limit does not advance the objective behind the formulation of the 2016 regulations nor does it fit into the scheme of regulations that have been formulated primarily to maintain veterinary education standards, according to the statement.

According to the statement, petitioner Gajanand Mishra, an applicant, has taken the National Eligibility Test cum Income, 2020 by virtue of Supreme Court orders approved in petitions challenging the upper age limit established by the Medical Council of the India (MCI) to take such a NEET exam.

The Supreme Court has allowed candidates over the age of 25 to take the entrance examination (NEET) and the defendant has notified that admissions to the BVSc and AH degree courses will be based on the merit obtained in said NEET examination.

On the other hand, the petition also indicated that by stipulating an upper age limit for admissions in said career, the defendant is creating an unfair classification by dividing a class of students into two artificial and irrational classes, depriving students over twenty years. five and thirty years belonging to the general category and the SC / ST / OBC categories respectively, the right to enjoy medical education guaranteed by the Constitution of India.

The setting of the maximum age limit does not advance the objective behind the formulation of the 2016 regulations nor does it fit into the scheme of regulations that have been formulated primarily to maintain veterinary education standards, according to the statement.

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