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Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Radhakrishnan leaves for Delhi again over NEET issue

Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan along with senior officials from the Directorate of Medical Education left for New Delhi on Sunday again over seeking exemption for the State from NEET.

Published: 21st August 2017 01:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2017 08:46 AM   |  A+A-

A section of students and parents readying a memorandum for submission at the Directorate of Medical Education office to lodge their dissent against the suspension of NEET for Tamil Nadu, on Monday in Chennai | P JAWAHAR

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan along with senior officials from the Directorate of Medical Education left for New Delhi on Sunday again over seeking exemption for the State from NEET.

According to an official, the government was exploring all legal avenues for equal sharing of medical seats for State board and CBSE students after the Supreme Court asked Tamil Nadu government and the Medical Council of India to have a  “balanced situation”. We have also sought over 2,000 additional MBBS seats. However, MCI has to decide on it,” the official said.

“We will decide whether to give permission or not in our meeting with committee members on Monday, only then we can confirm it,” said an MCI member. The State is also trying to issue an ordinance to exempt the State for one year from NEET.

Meanwhile, another MCI member said the government will lose all MBBS/BDS seats this year, if it doesn’t fill the seats before August 31. The MCI is unlikely to give time for admissions, unless the apex court passes an order to MCI.



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