Tamil Nadu to get one-year exemption from NEET

No 85% reservation no NEET exemption SC quashes Tamil Nadu's appeal students left floundering

No 85% reservation no NEET exemption SC quashes Tamil Nadu's appeal students left floundering

Tamil Nadu, which had initially sought permanent exemption from Neet by passing two Bills in the Assembly, later made efforts to be out of its ambit for at least a year or two.

Speaking at an event on Sunday, August 13, in Chennai, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the State needed to pass an Ordinance seeking an exemption for one year, which should specify that the exemption was being provided to help rural students to get admission in government colleges. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar is likely to submit an Ordinance on Monday seeking an exemption for the state from Neet for one year.

Last week, the Supreme Court upheld a Madras High Court judgment quashing a Tamil Nadu government order that reserved 85% of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) seats to state board students and 15% for students from CBSE and other boards. Tamil Nadu, chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday met prime minister Narendra Modi in Delhi and said that he discussed exempting the state from the purview of all NEET exam.

According to the Newspaper, Krishnasamy said.Plea to PresidentThe President should not give his assent to any ordinance, he said, adding that even otherwise, he would consider challenging it in court.Mr. Krishnasamy contended that if the ordinance was promulgated and the State exempted from NEET for a year, the students who had already written the examination would be deprived of their chance to apply for medical seats in other States. Rural students face difficulty in getting admissions.

In Cuddalore, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan said the Centre was inclined to accept the Neet representation from TN. Tamil Nadu has been demanding this for a long time, now politicians have finally come to an end with this decision of the Centre. He said the Palaniswami government should step down accepting its defeat on the Neet issue.

Meanwhile, Actor Kamal Haasan in a tweet asked the state government to "talk immediately" (with the Centre) on the Neet issue since the matter involved the future of students.

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