Pranab signs ordinance keeping state boards out of NEET this year

File photo: President Pranab Mukherjee.

After explained by the government, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday signed an ordinance to keep state boards out of the common entrance test (NEET) for MBBS and dental courses for a year.

Health Minister JP Nadda Monday met with the President to answer his queries over the need for the ordinance.

Health Minister JP Nadda Monday met with the President to answer his queries over the need for the ordinance.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi was at the President’s Secretariat early this morning along with top Health Ministry officials to respond to clarifications sought by the President on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

The ordinance is aimed at partially overturning a Supreme Court order that had taken into account the multiple medical entrance tests by states and private colleges as well as allegations of corruption.

Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda, who had met the President Pranab Mukherjee Monday, said the government was clear from the very beginning and has always been in favour of NEET.

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