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RS passes NEET bills

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

NEW DELHI, Aug 1: The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed by voice vote the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016, and the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that provide for putting the NEET in place for admission to medical and dental courses across the country from next year. The bills provide for a Constitutiol status to the ‘tiol Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and seek to amend the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, and the Dentists Act, 1948. Responding to a debate on the bills in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash dda said the whole exercise was aimed to stop multiplicity of examitions, to bring transparency to curb corruption and to stop exploitation of students. He also assured the house that all concerns of the state governments and others had been taken into account and the amendments will help in saving medical students from various difficulties. The Lok Sabha has already passed the bills. (IANS)

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