SC refuses to re-look into NEET order

SC refuses to re-look into NEET order

Assam CM asks officials to study verdict, file review petition

Oure Bureau & Agencies

New Delhi/ Guwahati, April 30: The Supreme Court on Saturday refused to re-look at its order directing the holding of two tiol Eligibility Entrance Tests (NEET) for admission to under graduate medical courses for 2016-17.

While declining to entertain a plea for re-look at the order, the apex court bench comprising Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice R. Banumati said: "The matter has been argued before another bench. The matter is over."

The court said this when a lawyer pointed out to the difficulties that students would face if they are asked to appear for NEET if they are not prepared for it.

The Supreme Court on Friday said that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the NEET on May 1 and July 24, for admission to under-graduate medical courses as it had earlier directed.

Meanwhile, Assam government today said the new directive of the Supreme Court to hold tiol Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission into medical colleges has created difficulties for aspiring candidates in the State.

The apex court on Friday directed the CBSE to conduct a two-phased single common entrance test on May 1 and June 24.

However, a spokesman of the State Health department said the entrance test for admission to the MBBS and BDS courses in Assam is being conducted by Dibrugarh University as done in earlier years, and this year's processes for the State level entrance test for MBBS and BDS scheduled for May 16 is already underway.

"The sudden and unexpected change to CBSE syllabus from AHSEC syllabus followed in Assam, along with the language medium available for the examition, may affect the prospects of majority students of the State, who are following the AHSEC syllabus," the spokesman said.

The Chief Minister has directed the officials concerned to study various aspects of the Supreme Court's ruling and take immediate steps to file a review petition on behalf of the State government.

The CM has also directed the Health department to take up the matter strongly with the Central government.

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