Tamil Nadu NEET ban: NEET NOT a government decision, says Pradhan – msnNOW

As the discussion surrounding the Anti NEET Bill continues in Tamil Nadu, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has stated that any decision regarding the NEET exam would not be made based on the government.
While speaking to reporters during his visit to Chennai, the Education minister reiterated that fact that the NEET exam is conducted based on the outcome of the Supreme Court of India and is not a government decision. The minister further added that the NEET exam would create a level ground for medical aspirants.
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The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET was constituted in 2013 as the single national level examination. However, despite strong opposition from various states against a common medical entrance exam, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the conduction of the NEET Exam.
Out of all the states, the strongest voice of opposition for the NEET exam has been from the Tamil Nadu government. Led by Chief Minister MK Stalin, the state government has passed an Anti NEET Bill twice and have it sent to the governor for Presidential assent.
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Tamil Nadu has been at the front of the NEET Ban since 2021. Through this bill, the main criterion for admissions into medical colleges of the state would change to Class 12th Result as opposed to the marks scored in the NEET Exam.
The bill was passed for the first time in September 2021 but was later returned on January 3, 2022 by the Governor R.N. Ravi as he claimed the anti-NEET bill would go against the interest of the students. However, the bill was passed for the second time on February 8, 2022 and the bill has been sent to the President of India as further assent.


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