Tamil Nadu Govt to bring bill seeking exemption from NEET today, says CM Stalin

After a student’s suicide in the state, Chief minister MK Stalin said the government will bring a bill seeking President’s assent to exempt NEET.

Tamil Nadu Govt to bring bill seeking exemption from NEET today, says CM Stalin MK Stalin (credits-Twitter)
Anu Parthiban | Sep 13, 2021 - 11:39 a.m. IST
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New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government will today bring a bill in the legislative assembly seeking permanent exemption for the state from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The decision came after a 19-year old died by suicide in Salem on Sunday, fearing the outcome of the medical entrance examination he was to take.

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Chief minister MK Stalin said, “Another death on the altar of NEET!...Tomorrow we will bring the NEET permanent exemption Bill; #NEET Let us take NEET as an issue of the Indian subcontinent.”

Expressing shock, Chief Minister MK Stalin said that the aspirant, Dhanush, died by suicide as he was dejected that he could not clear the exam despite appearing twice earlier and due to the adverse effects caused by NEET to poor students of urban and rural regions, PTI reported.

According to reports, state health minister M Subramanian on September 3 had said that a Committee of Secretaries had suggested promulgating an Act indicating the need for elimination of NEET in medical education to ensure social justice to vulnerable student communities from being discriminated against in admission to medical colleges.

The state government is now considering introducing a new law to allow Class 12 marks for admission to medical colleges and to do away with NEET 2021.

The Centre had informed the Madras High Court in July that a panel constituted by the Tamil Nadu government to analyse if NEET had an adverse impact on students has no jurisdiction to go into the issue.

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