Delhi government backs Centre for NEET

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In a rarest of rare incident, the government at the central has found support in the form of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi government regarding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Last month, the supreme Court had ruled that NEET would be the only test for admission to medical courses in the country.

Coming out in full support of the NEET, the Delhi government requested the Centre to implement and check alleged irregularities in the enrollment process as early as possible.

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In this regard, Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain had said that the medical education is INR 20,000 crore industry and is marred with corruption and capitation run by a nexus of politician and businessmen. He also expressed hope that the present ruling by the Supreme Court will help to put an end to the malpractices prevalent in the industry.

This decision by the Supreme Court has a twofold aspect, first it will force the private institutes to reserve 50 percent of all India students and secondly, no more donations have to be paid to the private institutes.

Health ministry sources reveal that the private medical institutes charge exorbitant money for a single seat.

Union Health Minister, J P Nadda said the state health ministers have informed him about the plight of students appearing in the state medical entrance examinations. Considering student’s future, their problems have to sorted out before making NEET a reality across the country.

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