After the Hon’ble Supreme Court order on 9th may 2016 to conduct NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) from this academic session for all MBBS & BDS courses except for AIIMS & JIPMER. Many political parties started their hue & cry. Some of their concerns may be legitimate but trying to defer NEET in 2016 is not a solution to their problem, I guess. Ministers of states like Tamil Nadu & Maharashtra are trying their best to come in the limelight, Tamil Nadu is having state elections so all parties are trying their best to flaunt before the public.
Following the apex court’s ruling, opposition parties have raised concerns that students passing out from state boards in vernacular languages and living in remote areas may not be able to perform well in common entrance exam despite being competitive. Voices were also raised in the Parliament to pass the ordinance against the SC order & let states conduct their entrance exam. It seems more like a political agenda then a real concern.
States like Maharashtra has already changed its State board syllabus before NEET 2013. NEET syllabus was introduced in 2013 after rounds of draft syllabus & review by states. All the states participated in it and it was finalised after removing the odds. The Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE ) also made necessary changes in state syllabus to make it on par with the NCERT syllabus.
Today, after concern of some of the states Government will held meeting with state representative over the NEET issue. Meeting will be chaired by Health minister J P Nadda. All the issues related to states concern will be discussed & possible solutions will be found out. Government stand on ordinance will also be discussed. we will update on the final decision of meeting on this post only, visit again.
Today’s meeting is over, no decision on ordinance, here is the brief:
“We will need more discussions with the state governments on the NEET issue. Today we had discussions on language, syllabus and state governments’ concerns over state medical entrance examinations,” said Nadda during a press briefing after the meeting.
He said the state health ministers informed him that woes of the students appearing in the state medical entrance examinations needed to be solved before making NEET a reality across the country. “It was a positive meeting with all the state health ministers. We have to solve all the problems of the states before NEET is conducted across the country,” said Nadda.
Nadda also said that they will apprise the Supreme Court about the state governments’ apprehensions on NEET only after they arrive at a conclusion.
Bookmark this page & come back again for latest updates on Government meeting. Comment your view or query below.