Medical admissions in Tamil Nadu have been barred by orders of the court until August 22, 2017. It has also asked the Medical Council of India and State Government to tell the status of the candidates who have qualified the NEET and who are unequipped for the test. The Court wants the list of the qualified candidates till Tuesday from the State Government. As the court has declared that they don’t want a situation where NEET is demolished.
The Court has barred the medical admissions for MBBS and BDS as it said “Our motto is ‘whatever we do, a student who laboured for NEET and got a rank should not suffer at whatever cost.”
Several medical candidates have also filed a petition in the Court against the Ordinance of the State Government to exempt Tamil Nadu from the Common Entrance Exam NEET this year. As per the Petition, the Ordinance was merely a political bargaining chip that will affect the lives and careers of the candidates.
It has been said the the petition has professed “The State government is prevaricating and attempting at the last moment to change the criteria for admission to MBBS seats in government medical colleges and government quota seats in self-financing colleges in Tamil Nadu from NEET-based to Plus 2 marks in violation of the Supreme Court’s decision and Section 10 D of the Medical Council of India Act. The Tamil Nadu government is acting for extraneous considerations to benefit private State board schools”.
The medical admission across the India are held on the basis of the NEET scores. NEET being a National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for the candidates who want to get admission to any graduate medical course in government or private medical colleges in India. But this year, the Tamil Nadu Government have been asking the reservations for the candidates of the Tamil Nadu. It has reserved 85% seats for the State Candidates and 15% seats for the CBSE and other boards for medical admission.
And, when one of the petitioners argued it as a quid pro quo for supporting the NDA candidates for President and Vice-President then the Supreme Court said that “this kind of arguments will not be tolerated by the Court”. Another petitioner Nalini Chidambaram, a lawyer has also argued against the decision of the court and said that the court should order the schedule of counselling instead of accepting and bringing an ordinance.
But as per the today’s notification, the Supreme Court will definitely go to take a step against this. Therefore, it has extended the date of medical admissions In Tamil Nadu and will take up this case on Tuesday.