Drop proposal to reintroduce NEET: Jayalalitha to PM

By Pti

Drop proposal to reintroduce NEET
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to drop the Centre's move to reintroduce NEET and abide by the Supreme Court ruling, quashing the test for undergraduate and post graduate medical and dental courses.


Welcoming the judgement, she said it had finally brought to an end a long pending and vexatious issue relating to a policy by which students aspiring for medical and dental seats at UG and PG levels had to go through the 'agony' of an uncertain selection process which militated against their interest and the interests of Tamil Nadu.

"The majority judgement has rightly upheld all the valid objections raised by Tamil Nadu along with the contentions of the other petitioners. This judgement of the Honourable Supreme Court has been widely welcomed", she said in a letter to Singh.

However, instead of abiding by the judgement, a statement by union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad indicated that the Centre may move the Apex Court for a review of the judgement.

"This has again created confusion and frustration in the minds of thousands of students of Tamil Nadu who have already been covered by a fair and transparent admission policy laid down by the Government of Tamil Nadu which has been working well", she said.

"Tamil Nadu strongly objects to any such fresh purported attempts by the Centre to seek a review of the judgement of the Supreme Court and efforts for reintroduction of NEET in any manner as it infringes upon the State's rights and admission policies to medical institutions in Tamil Nadu", she said.

"The reported move of the Union Health Minister in seeking to file a review petition before the Supreme Court of India to reintroduce NEET should be immediately dropped. The Government of India should accept the decision of the Supreme Court without seeking a review", she said.


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