President approves NEET ordinance – States exempted for 2016
NEET ordinance gets Presidents Approval
The NEET ordinance exempting the states from the common medical entrance exam for the current year had been approved by the Union Cabinet on Friday and sent to the President for his consent on Saturday. The President on Tuesday signed the said ordinance, which partially overturns the Supreme Court order declaring the examination as the only gateway for medical and dental admissions across the country.
The Apex Court’s order states that all the private medical colleges and deemed universities will be covered under the said examination.
This ordinance exempts the state government seats and also the state seats earmarked in the private medical colleges.For the current academic year, the examination will be applicable only to those students who are seeking admission in Central government colleges or private medical colleges.
However, all the institutions will have to accept NEET from the next academic year.