TN: Assembly passes legislation to enable admission to UG medical based on qualifying exam
Tamilnadu Assembly has passed a legislation to enable admission to undergraduate students on medical education based on qualifying examination.
The legislation was welcomed by all the parties except for the Bharatiya Janta Party.
BJP leader of the House Nainar Nagendran said that the exam was brought by the Centre to improve the quality of medical education throughout the Country.
He opposed the Bill and led the walkout of his party MLAs from the Assembly.
The State Government said that the legislation was based on the recommendations of the high level expert committee headed by former Judge A.K.Rajan.
The Committee had strongly recommended eliminating NEET using legal and legislative procedures.
Moving the Bill, Chief Minister Stalin said that the legislation would ensure social justice, uphold equality and equal opportunity and protect vulnerable student communities.
He said that this would remove discrimination and bring all the students into the mainstream of medical and dental education.
The Chief Minister also said that the exam inflicts indirect pressure on the minds of the students hailing from poor backgrounds.”