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NGO to now challenge ordinance on NEET

NGO to now challenge ordinance on NEET

Is it going to Be Supreme Court Versus Union of India on this one?

New Delhi: The Government on Friday approved promulgation of an ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of the uniform medical entrance examination, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), for one academic year.

The executive order is aimed at “partially” overturning a Supreme Court verdict which said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET. The next phase of the exam is scheduled for 24 July.

Nearly 6.5 lakh students have already sat for the first phase of NEET held on 1 May. Once the ordinance is issued, students of state government boards will not have to sit for NEET on 24 July. They, however, will have to become part of the uniform entrance exam from next academic session, government sources clarified. The exam will be applicable for those applying for Central government and private medical colleges.

The states flagged various issues in the health ministers conference recently, including problems related to language and syllabus for students. They said the students affiliated to state boards will find it tough to appear for the uniform test as early as July. Health minister J.P. Nadda is likely to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to explain him about the need for the ordinance.

Hoever, the Centre’s bid to allow states to continue with their separate entrance tests for MBBS and BDS courses is likely to be challenged in the Supreme Court by an NGO. The NGO, Sankalp Charitable Trust which had earlier moved the apex court in support of the uniform medical entrance examination, said that it would challenge the ordinance, approved by the Union Cabinet, as soon as it is notified.

Advocate Amit Kumar, who had appeared for the NGO, said that the order of the Supreme Court can’t be circumvented by the government by bringing an ordinance. “There are multiple grounds on which we will be challenging the ordinance, once it is notified. The Centre during the hearing of the case had taken a stand before the Supreme Court that it has no difficulty in holding the NEET. Now it cannot just take a U-turn and allow state boards to be out of the ambit of the single common entrance test,” the lawyer said.

Read Also: NEET postponed for one year, Cabinet passes Ordinance

Source: PTI
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    P N Bhattacharya May 26, 2016, 1:45 am

    NEET only Gives Ranks on the basis of one Syllabus. The NEET Test Rank for the Student for “A State” was supposed to be send to that “A State” only for admission to that State’s Medical & Dental Colleges. So the students of “A State” can compare their performance against that “A State’s” group of student (their board mates) and seek admission to Medical and Dental Colleges. Assume the Syllabus of a State donot cover a topic compared to NEET Syllabus. So What. If a Student of “A Student” Knows more than his/her Board Mate then he/she is more knowledgeable, hence more eligible for the seat. Now comes the Test Pattern. NEET/AIPMT has the most simplest of the Test Pattern “one question one correct answer to choose from a set of 4 answers.” So the NEET/AIPMT exam is easy. The Questions is tough and is tough for all. Now the Language! Once admitted to a Medical or Dental College, are you going to read books in your local Language? All Medical books are in English so one needs to test if you can understand English too. So there sould be only one Language English for the Test. So where is the question of disparity? All the Students are measured with the same scale. The Supreme Court judgement brings in equality for all and stops the corruptions. We must challenge the Ordinance see to it that NEET for all Medical and Dental Colleges starts NOW. Fight Tooth and Nail.

  2. Centre took a u turn after accepting need. Centre doesn’t have any right to bring ordinance. It should b nullified abinitio

  3. Thanks to Sankalp Education Trust. True Indian trust

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    Dr Vinod Gupta May 21, 2016, 10:33 am

    Under prevailing circumstances only hope is judiciary and after considering all the facts if that has taken a bold decision which suit common man deserving people, then nullify that,because it does not suit the interest of stake holders ,so people will have to fight themselvelves to safe guard their own interest, keep it up

  5. yes go ahead let the truth and moral prevail in this country.Honest public of this country is with you.