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Justice A.K. Rajan committee submits report to TN Chief Minister on people’s response to NEET

Chennai, July 14(BPNS)

The Justice(Rtd) A.K.Rajan commission constituted by the state government to study the people’s response on the conduct of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Examination(NEET) has submitted its report to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

Justice Rajan while speaking to media persons after submitting the report said that most of the respondents were against conducting NEET examinations for admissions to medical colleges.

NEET is the qualifying examination for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in India. After the report is submitted the state government is expected to pass a resolution in the state assembly demanding an exemption from the NEET. This resolution will then be forwarded to the President of India.

The BJP Tamil Nadu state secretary K. Nagarajan had filed a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) in Madras High Court against the constitution of the Justice (Rtd) A.K.Rajan commission to study the impact of NEET among the socially and economically backward communities of the state. The first bench of the Madras High court represented by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy had rejected the PIL and said that constituting a committee to study on the impact of NEET does not amount to “defiance” of Supreme Court rules.

It may be recalled that the state of  Tamil Nadu had initiated a reservation of 7.5 % of the total Medical seats in the state to those who had studied in Tamil medium schools. This would benefit 300 students get admission for MBBS in the state.

Even as the state government is trying to seek exemption, the government is continuing its training for government school students.