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More papers filed to fortify NEET waiver

The State government on Wednesday submitted an additional explanation for over 20 pages to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs as to why Tamil Nadu should be exempted from NEET.

Published: 03rd August 2017 01:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2017 08:11 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The State government on Wednesday submitted an additional explanation for over 20 pages to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs as to why Tamil Nadu should be exempted from NEET.
Speaking to Express, a State government official who is now camping in Delhi, said the State submitted a draft ordinance that would exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET for medical admissions.

“The disparity in the number of State Board and CBSE students was also explained along with other issues,” the official said.

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambidurai, Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar and Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan met Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan and also Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Delhi on Wednesday regarding NEET.  

The ministers and senior officials have been camping in Delhi for the last few days. They are likely to return to Chennai on Thursday.

The government is also awaiting a copy of the Madras High Court order that struck down a Government Order on 85 per cent reservation for State Board students in medical admission. Once the copy is received, the State would go on appeal in the Supreme Court, the officials said.

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