Even as the Union Home Ministry has agreed to examine Tamil Nadu's ordinance seeking exemption from NEET, a group of students and parents in Chennai are gearing up to challenge the waiver in Chennai. They alleged that the state was turning NEET into a political game, reports TNIE.
On Monday, the state submitted the ordinance to the Centre and the Union Home Secretary announced that it was under consideration. According to reports, opinion is being sought from the Union ministries of health, human resource development and law.
Meanwhile, 200 parents and students from the State Board and CBSE schools approached senior Supreme Court advocate Nalini Chidamabaram regarding the proposed exemption. She reportedly assured them that she will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court on their behalf, challenging the waiver.
â€śIt is purely a political and commercial game,â€ť said one of the parents, Ramesh Babu to TNIE. "They donâ€™t care about the students. There are so many candidates who wasted one or two years to sit for NEET. We have given an appeal to the Health Secretary and Nalini Chidambaram said that she will file an affidavit in the SC," he added.
These parents claimed that the government was adding to the confusion and that their children would have pursued medicine through the All India quota if this were the case. They demanded that at least the rank list be released.
In Pondicherry meanwhile, the CENTAC counselling to fill 285 MBBS seats under management quota in various medical colleges in Puducherry was postponed on Monday following a direction from the territorial government.