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President signs ordinance keeping state boards out of NEET this year

The Ordinance had been sent on Saturday to the President, who left for China today on a four-day state visit.

Published: 24th May 2016 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2016 01:30 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: After raising queries, President Pranab Mukherjee today signed the ordinance to keep state boards out of the common entrance test (NEET) for MBBS and dental courses for this year.        

The President promulgated the ordinance this morning after Health Ministry officials returned with the file addressing all the queries raised by him, official sources said.  

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi was at the President's Secretariat early this morning along with top Health Ministry officials to respond to clarifications sought by the President on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).          

The Ordinance had been sent on Saturday to the President, who left for China today on a four-day state visit. After the ordinance on Uttrakhand was overturned by the Supreme Court earlier this month, the President's Secretariat was this time more cautious and raised pointed queries as it was virtually taking on the apex court's order which had directed the Government to hold medical exams under NEET covering government and private colleges besides state boards.    


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