The top court was hearing a plea by Prateek Rastogi and 40 postgraduate qualified doctors, who challenged the abrupt last-minute changes, contending that they were made to favour the general medicine candidates.
A bench headed by justice D.Y. Chandrachud said: "The impression we get is, that the medical education has become a business and medical regulation has also become a business".
On September 27, the top court had pulled the National Medical Commission (NMC) and the National Board of Examinations (NBE) over last-minute changes to the syllabus for the (NEET) PG Super Speciality exam 2021. The top court emphasised that doctors cannot be left at the mercy of insensitive bureaucrats and warned of issuing strictures if a solution is not found.