Union Health Minister's Meeting With The Pesident Regarding NEET
In its recent verdict, the Supreme Court had clearly mentioned that all government, deemed and private institutions should adhere to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) throughout the country. However, the States were not satisfied with the verdict and they sought interference of the Centre to exclude them from NEET. They also requested the Central Government to let the government colleges, deemed varsities and private institutions hold their own entrance tests based on the syllabus prescribed under respective State Boards.
After the Supreme Court verdict on NEET, the unrest continued among those who did not want NEET to be brought into practice and a small community of students breathed a sigh of relief as they would not have to write various entrance exams in order to attain their much aspired MBBS and BDS courses. However, the issuance of an ordinance by the Centre not only overruled the decision of the Apex Court but also turned many calculations upside down. The ordinance excludes all the States from NEET and let them continue with their syllabuses and individual entrance exams.
Nevertheless, it has not been a cakewalk for the ordinance as its very purpose has been questioned by the President of India. The President sought explanation for issuance of the ordinance from the Union Health Minister. Consequently, the Health Minister met the President to clarify all the doubts related to exempting the States from following NEET.
The Wait Is Over: NEET To Be Postponed After President Signs the Ordinance
The President signs the Centre's ordinance to defer National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. By giving his nod to the ordinance, the President has released all the people related to the common entrance test from the clutches of doubt. This has been a very significant step from the President before he travels abroad today. Now, all the apprehensions are put to rest and the States are relieved as seven states will conduct their medical exams as per rules and regulations of NEET, whereas students of six other states have already written the exam on May 1.