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Pranab Mukherjee seeks legal advice on NEET ordinance

Mukherjee is also likely to seek some clarification from the Centre. Sources said the President has sought legal advice on Constitutionality of the ordinance.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 22, 2016 2:13 am
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A day after the Cabinet cleared an ordinance aimed at partially negating a Supreme Court judgment and to keep state governments’ exams out of the ambit of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday sought legal advice on the ordinance.

Mukherjee is also likely to seek some clarification from the Centre. Sources said the President has sought legal advice on Constitutionality of the ordinance.

The ordinance 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 decision of the NDA government has drawn criticism from Congress and AAP.

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Clarifying that the exemption is only for state government seats, sources in the government said state seats earmarked in private colleges have also been exempted. More than 15 states were opposed to NEET and had raised issues such as different syllabus and languages during a recent meeting of state health ministers.

Nearly 6.5 lakh students took the test in the first phase of NEET held on May 1. The next phase of the exam is scheduled for July 24. Once the ordinance is issued, students of state boards will not have to sit for the second phase of NEET.

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    gaya
    May 22, 2016 at 3:06 am
    We dont want any ordinance.It is totally unnecessary . We are given enough time to prepare for exam.Happy with supreme court order.
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      Lincy G
      May 22, 2016 at 8:39 am
      The next excuse for not conducting NEET next year 2017 will be - 1. All state have not aligned their text books to suit the Central syllabus 2. State have not received books to change educational pattern. 3. State student find it difficult to study Central syllabus. 4. State refuse to accept NEET as more eligible and potential students from other states will get more number of seat in different state. We can make more excuse that all political leaders.lt;br/gt;This proves the standard of education of State compared to Center, should not the student studying Central given more seats in College because their education is tough and exam is tough and correction is tougher. Congratulation to toppers of Central syllabus, they are better than State student in all ways.lt;br/gt;If only the President and the concerned Leaders stood along with Supreme court decision, all State will do every support fast to help the student with right potential.lt;br/gt;This is never going to work as long as Indian ruling central government support corruption.
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        Jayesh Karandikar
        May 23, 2016 at 10:57 am
        ALL THOSE WHO SAY NEET IS BASED ON CBSE ALONE ARE LYING, AND THEY SHOULD BE SHOT DEAD.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;NEET IS NOT BASED ON CBSE syllabus alone.lt;br/gt;NEET IS BASED ON STATE SYLLABUS.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Direct quotation from Medical Council of India WEBSITE regarding syllabus for NEET exam.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"The Medical Council of India (MCI) recommends the following syllabus for National Eligibility--Entrance Test for admission to MBBS courses across the country (NEET) after review of various State syllabus as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT. This is to establish a uniformity across the country keeping in view the relevance of different areas in medical education. ",.,.,
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          Jayesh Karandikar
          May 23, 2016 at 10:54 am
          NEET IS NOT BASED ON CBSE syllabus alone.lt;br/gt;NEET IS BASED ON STATE SYLLABUS.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Direct quotation from Medical Council of India WEBSITE regarding syllabus for NEET exam.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"The Medical Council of India (MCI) recommends the following syllabus for National Eligibility--Entrance Test for admission to MBBS courses across the country (NEET) after review of various State syllabus as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT. This is to establish a uniformity across the country keeping in view the relevance of different areas in medical education. "
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            junaid
            May 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm
            supreme court decision is right ... all merit students are happy.we want neet from this year..
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