Tamil Nadu’s NEET Ordinance gets three thumbs up

The Ordinance exempting Tamil Nadu from NEET-based medical admissions this academic year has cleared crucial hurdles, getting the approval of the Attornery General, and Union Law and HRD ministries.

Published: 17th August 2017 07:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2017 08:26 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Ordinance exempting Tamil Nadu from NEET-based medical admissions this academic year has cleared crucial hurdles, getting the approval of the Attornery General, and Union Law and HRD ministries. The legislation is now pending with the Union Health Ministry, that plays a key role in the issue. “The Ministry of Law and Justice, Human Resource and Development and the Attorney General of India have given their consent for a special Ordinance exempting the State from NEET for a year,” sources told Express.

However, officials hope the Health Ministry will give its consent by Thursday, after which the Home Ministry would put its final stamp of approval. Meanwhile, Nalini Chidambaram, who is representing CBSE students, who prefer NEET-based admissions, filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court seeking immediate medical admissions counselling in Tamil Nadu.

This could mean the approval of the Ordinance by the Centre may not be the last word on medical admissions. The SC is scheduled to hear the case on Thursday. Reacting to the petition by Chidambaram, the State Platform for Common School System said it would oppose the petition in the court. “If necessary, we will file an affidavit,” said P B Prince Gajendra Babu, general secretary of SPCSS.

New plea filed in SC
Nalini Chidambaram, representing CBSE students, has filed a writ petition in the SC seeking immediate medical admissions counselling



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