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Union Health Minister J P Nadda to meet President Pranab Mukherjee today on NEET ordinance

Pranab Mukherjee Is Leaving For China On Tuesday. The Ordinance, Cleared By The Union Cabinet On Friday, Is Aimed At “partially' Overturning A Supreme Court Order Which Said All Government Colleges, Deemed Universities And Private Medical Colleges Would Be Covered Under The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).

PTI | Updated on: 23 May 2016, 10:59:56 AM
Union Health Minister J P Nadda to meet President Pranab Mukherjee today on NEET ordinance

New Delhi:

Union Health Minister J P Nadda will meet President Pranab Mukherjee to explain the rationale behind taking the ordinance route to keep state boards out of the ambit of uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for this year. After his ministry was asked by the President to explain the reasons for taking the ordinance route, Nadda will call on Mukherjee in the afternoon to offer clarifications, official sources said today.

Pranab Mukherjee is leaving for China on Tuesday. The ordinance, cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, is aimed at “partially” overturning a Supreme Court order which said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

The President has also sought the opinion of in-house experts on the ordinance. Clarifying that the exemption is only for the state government seats, official sources had said that state seats which are earmarked in the private medical colleges have also been exempted.

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First Published : 23 May 2016, 08:48:00 AM

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