The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a plea challenging the "unjust and infinite delay caused by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC)" in announcement of the counselling schedule for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and Masters of Dental Surgery courses (NEET-MDS) 2021..A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud sought the responses of the Central government, National Board of Examination and Dental Council of India on a plea filed by certain NEET-MDS aspirants. .The plea said that the entrance exam was conducted on December 16, 2020.Thereafter, results were also declared on December 31, 2020. However, after the declaration of results there has been no update yet regarding counselling."Umpteen efforts were made by the Petitioners to get in touch with the Respondents in order to get an idea about the schedule of the counselling, however, till today there has been no update, regarding the counselling," the petition filed through advocates Tanvi Dubey and Charu Mathur said..The petition also raised concerns regarding the conduct of NEET-PG and NEET-MDS counselling together since NEET-PG has been postponed till August 31 and waiting for the same would further delay NEET-MDS counselling."From the past years records, it is clear that the time duration between the NEET-PG examination and announcement of result is at least one (1) month. Further, the counselling schedule for NEET-PG is released three (3) months after the results. Therefore, it will be unrealistic to organise the counselling for both the examinations together, as it would infinitely delay the counselling for the NEET-MDS candidates and would cause undue hardship to the NEET-MDS aspirants," the plea said..The petition sought directions to the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) to release the counselling date at the earliest, but in any event, not later than three weeks and to direct MCC to conduct a separate counselling for the NEET-MDS 2021 and not wait for the counselling of NEET-PG.