NEET Exam: NEET exam bill passed in Tamil Nadu assembly, these parties protested

NEET Exam: The Tamil Nadu Assembly has unanimously passed a bill seeking exemption of the state from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).

Bill against NEET exam passed unanimously in Tamil Nadu assembly (file photo)

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NEET Exam: National Entrance cum Eligibility Test ,NEET Exam, The Tamil Nadu Assembly has unanimously passed a bill seeking to exempt the state from The bill was sent to Governor RN Ravi for his assent. Bill in the meeting of ten parties (Bill against NEET exam) A resolution was passed to hold a special session of the Legislative Assembly to pass the The parties included DMK, Congress, PMK, MDMK, VCK, CPM and CPI. The AIADMK, BJP and Puratchi Bharatam had boycotted the meeting.

Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin had said that the state would convene a special assembly to pass another bill for exemption from NEET, days after Governor RN Ravi called a similar bill “anti-poor”. Significantly, Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi had earlier returned the bill passed on 13 September 2021 after keeping it with him for 142 days.

Demand for cancellation of NEET

The Governor of Tamil Nadu recently returned the bill to the Speaker of the Assembly, saying that this bill is against the interest of the students. According to the governor, this bill will affect the interests of the students of rural areas. He has also cited the Supreme Court’s decision in support of his argument. According to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Christian Medical College case, cancellation of NEET in Tamil Nadu will result in economic exploitation of poor students.

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The Tamil Nadu government believes that NEET creates inequality in the society. NEET favors the rich who can afford special coaching in addition to their regular class XII education. The affluent class hesitates to serve in rural areas. They wish to pursue higher education abroad. On the other hand, 90% of medical students from rural areas are happy to serve in their native villages.

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