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NEET: Need more consultations with states, says dda

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Centre may bring ordince against NEET, says Delhi Health Minister


New Delhi, May 16: Union Health Minister JP dda on Monday said the Central government needs to hold more consultations with state governments on conducting the tiol Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) every year.

During a meeting with the State Health ministers here, dda discussed the problems state governments were facing over the common medical entrance test.

"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 examitions," said dda 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 examitions 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 dda.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said the Centre may bring an ordince to bypass the Supreme Court ruling on the tiol Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), which has been made mandatory for medical entrance across India.

"It seems they (Centre) are planning to bring an ordince to bypass the Supreme Court ruling so that NEET can be stopped," Jain said.

Jain aired his view following the consultation meeting of the state health ministers and Union health minister J.P. dda over the NEET issue.

Stating that corruption was a major problem at the medical institutes, Jain said: "Medical education has become a big business. Many political leaders, including certain MPs, have stakes in the medical colleges."

The Supreme Court had last month ruled that NEET would be the only test for admission to medical courses in India, turning down an appeal by many states to hold separate medical entrance exams.

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