The Supreme Court will deliver its order today in the plea relating to NEET postgraduate (PG) admissions in which reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) introduced by the Central government in the All-India Quota (AIQ) seats in State government medical institutions has been challenged [Neil Aurelio Nunes v. Union of India].The verdict will be pronounced by a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna.The Bench during the hearing of the case yesterday, had remarked that its order will take into account "national interest" and NEET counselling has to begin soon in view of the same.The counselling for NEET PG courses has been held up due to the case before the top court."We have been hearing this for two days, we must start counselling in national interest," Justice Chandrachud had remarked before the Bench rose after its hearing yesterday.The case relates to petitions challenging reservation for OBC and EWS introduced by the Central government in the AIQ seats in State government medical institutions.One of the aspects the Court is specifically examining is the feasibility of having ₹8 lakh as a cap to avail the EWS quota for PG medical admissions.During the hearing of the case on October 25, the Central government had assured the Court that the counselling for PG medical courses will not start till the Court decides the matter.The Central government had subsequently told the Supreme Court on November 25 that it is proposing to revisit the criteria for determining the EWS reservation. It then constituted an expert committee for the same.The ongoing counselling process for NEET PG courses has been put on hold due to the case and this led to doctors in Delhi protesting against the government demanding that the hearing of the case be expedited and the counselling and admission process be completed as early as possible.The Centre filed an affidavit before the top court on January 1, stating that it has decided to stick to the existing criteria of ₹8 lakh annual income limit for determination of EWS reservation with respect to the ongoing admissions to the NEET PG courses.The protests by doctors also prompted the Centre to seek an early hearing in the matter due to which the case came to be listed this week.Read more about yesterday's hearing here.Live Updates from today below. .Bench to pronounce orders shortly.Justice DY Chandrachud: we are waiting for Justice AS Bopanna to join in..Justice DY Chandrachud: There is a challenge in this batch of petitions under article 32 to the notice issued by directorate of health services.. notice is about 27 percent OBC reservation and 10 percent for EWS for 15 percent UG and 50% PG AIQ.Justice DY Chandrachud: This is in pursuance to NEET PG.. and for 2021-22. Pleas were instituted in Aug 2021. Notice was issued on September 2021 and results were announced on Sept 28. It was argued that there cannot be reservation for OBC and EWS..Justice DY Chandrachud: By an order dated 21 Oct 2021, this court had sought clarification for the 8 lakh limit for EWS. When the hearing was taken up then affidavit was not filed and it was assured that it will be filed and we had framed issues..Justice DY Chandrachud: Centre on Oct 25 deferred the counselling and then justified the 8 lakh limit on Oct 26. On Oct 28, Solicitor General sought an adjourment and sought time till after Diwali. Then SG said UOI will revisit the EWS criteria..Justice DY Chandrachud: Centre formed a committee on Nov 30. The committee stated the criteria be retained for the current academic year. Centre then submitted that OBC and EWS with old criteria be allowed for 2021 admission..Justice DY Chandrachud: Submission necessitate a detailed interim order on the detailed EWS criteria for NEET PG 2021. Formulation of reasons for the order will take sometime. Criteria for NEET PG EWS and OBC quota is upheld..Justice DY Chandrachud: We accept the Pandey committee report. Counselling for NEET PG and UG will be taken place in consonance with the notification as given effect to in office memorandum.Justice DY Chandrachud: Criteria mentioned to identify EWS will be used for NEET PG and UG. The Pandey committee report will be subject to the final validity of the subject assailed..Justice DY Chandrachud: We have upheld the constitutional validity of 27 percent reservation for OBC in NEET PG and UG. For EWS this year, the 10 percent will apply for this year and the prospective ruling will be decided on a final EWS hearing to be held on March 3, 2022..Read more about the order here.