NEET Issue: President of India signs Ordinance on the NEET: SC verdict ‘partially overturned here


New Delhi: Today, on Tuesday, 24th May, the Indian President- Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance for keeping the states out of the ambit of a court- mandated single, All- India Medical Entrance Test this year.

On 20th day of this month, the Union Cabinet has cleared the said Ordinance, which is provided with the objective at ‘partially’ overturning a verdict of the Supreme Court of India which says that the all the Government colleges, deemed universities and private colleges would be covered under the single examination- National Eligibility- cum- Entrance Test- NEET.

In the verdict of the Court, there shall be a single medical test, and for this year, the said test was allowed to be conducted in two phases.

However, considering the many oppositions to the said NEET exam, ordinance was expected from to this effect. As such, earlier it was also seen that the President of India sought an explanation for the reasons behind bringing in the ordinance against the decision of the top court.

In the first phase of the exam there were around 6. 5 lakh of the students appeared which was held on 1st day of this month, however, the next phase is expected to be held on 24th day of July. Now, with the issue of such ordinance, the Students of the State Government boards will not be allowed to sit for the NEET in the second phase exam. The exam will be applicable for the students applying for the Central and Private medical colleges.

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