The Tamil Nadu authorities has urged the Center to exempt the state from granting admission to medical programs on the premise of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
State Health Minister Ma Subramanian met Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Delhi at present and requested him to permit Tamil Nadu authorities faculties to grant admission to undergraduate medical programs on the premise of marks scored by college students in Class XII board exams.
The minister stated the all-India examination “deprives college students from rural areas who shouldn’t have entry to teaching establishments”.
The Tamil Nadu minister additionally cited the dangers of holding the examination amid the pandemic and stated it could become detrimental to the well being and well-being of scholars. Earlier, Chief Minister MK Stalin had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to cancel NEET in view of the pandemic state of affairs.
Since the all-India examination was launched, successive governments in Tamil Nadu have prevented implementing it. They have argued that the examination places at an obstacle college students from poor backgrounds and rural areas who can’t afford teaching for aggressive exams.
During the UPA regime, when NEET was carried out, the then ruling DMK, a UPA ally, had managed to acquire presidential assent to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET. When BJP got here to energy, it didn’t prolong the exemption.
The AIADMK is now attempting to stress the state authorities over the problem. Last month, Leader of the Opposition and former Chief Minister Edapaddi Ok Palaniswami requested the federal government to make clear if the examination shall be held within the state. He stated there’s confusion amongst college students and fogeys on whether or not NEET shall be held and reminded the ruling DMK of its ballot promise of canceling the examination after it got here to energy.
During his go to to the nationwide capital, Mr Subramanian additionally met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and reiterated the Tamil Nadu’s demand for 1 crore doses of coronavirus vaccines.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister Stalin wrote to Prime Minister Modi, looking for his intervention to appropriate the “imbalance” in allocation of vaccine doses to Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister additionally sought a particular allocation of 1 crore vaccine doses.