The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly had passed a bill on September 13, 2021 to exempt the state from NEETs

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MP Stalin

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the start of President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to parliament, MPs from the DMK and Tamil Nadu Congress protested that the governor had ‘delayed’ a National Eligibility and Disability Test Bill. entry (NEET). A bill passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly to exempt the state from the test is pending consideration by the governor. DMK and Congress MPs protested and held up signs before the President’s speech began. They sat down after being asked to do so before the president began his speech.

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The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly had passed a bill on September 13, 2021 to exempt the state from NEETs. According to the bill, admissions to Medicine, Dentistry, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy programs should be granted on the basis of 12 class marks. The bill also contains provisions for a horizontal reservation of 7, 5% for public school students. The Tamil Nadu government’s NEET Examination Exemption Bill has been proposed against the backdrop of alleged suicides of medical aspirants, following low marks in the entrance examination.

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On January 8, 2022, MP Stalin, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, held a meeting to discuss the pending bill with the Centre. According to Stalin, NEET is against the interests of rural students. He said he previously said the Center, through NEET, had diluted states’ rights to decide how to conduct medical admissions. Stalin argued that the bill sent for the governor’s approval had not been forwarded to the president.

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