New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government has passed a new bill under which the competitive students of the state will be exempted from the NEET 2021 exam. NEET i.e. National Eligibility and Entrance Test is a centralized examination for medical students across the country. But according to the bill of the Tamil Nadu government, the students of the state will be exempted from this examination. The opposition party AIADMK ie AIADMK has also supported this bill.
According to this bill, the government wants the students of their state to be provided with separate routes for medical admission instead of centralized examination. The state government says that students can also be given a place in medical colleges on the basis of 12th marks.
What is the logic of the Tamil Nadu government?
The government argues that if students are provided an opportunity to study medicine through this medium, then all sections of the society will be represented. The government has linked it to the social justice system. The Stalin government has also proposed a quota of 7.5 percent for the students of government schools in the state’s medical colleges.
The state government had constituted a committee
In fact, the Tamil Nadu government had formed a committee to know the socio-economic impact of NEET. This committee found that the performance of students who got admission to medical colleges through the NEET exam remains weak. It was also said in the report of the committee that the children of elite families get more marks in this examination.
Why did the demand to abolish NEET suddenly arise?
The demand to abolish this exam has been raised after a student committed suicide after failing the NEET exam. After the death of the student, a demand arose on social media to abolish this examination. Chief Minister Stalin says that the judicial battle to end NEET will continue.
The central government has also made reservation arrangements
However, there can be many controversies regarding this bill of the Tamil Nadu government. In fact, the central government has also started the EWS and OBC quota for the representation of socio-economically backward students. This quota is different from the existing reservation. BJP also opposed this bill in the assembly.