AIADMK’s prime chief O Panneerselvam at present urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check (NEET) and different comparable examinations for all skilled and different programs.
A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin urged PM Modi to cancel all nationwide stage assessments like NEET and permit Tamil Nadu to fill skilled seats, together with the MBBS seats, primarily based on class 12 marks, Mr Panneerselvam backed the DMK authorities’s place.
Until her demise in 2016, late AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa had strongly opposed NEET and AIADMK authorities (2011-21) opposed all of it alongside and two Payments had been additionally adopted within the state Meeting in 2017 however to no avail, Mr Panneerselvam stated in a letter to PM Modi.
Itemizing the difficulties confronted by Tamil Nadu college students, particularly these belonging to socially and economically backward teams, he stated there’s a want for separate teaching to take the check since it’s modelled on NCERT-CBSE curriculum they usually can’t afford the charges charged by teaching centres.
Introduction of NEET has made it troublesome for aspirants from the marginalised communities of Tamil Nadu to pursue medical schooling, he stated.
Sanctioning 11 medical schools for Tamil Nadu in current occasions, apart from the AIIMS in Madurai and cancellation of the Class 12 CBSE board examinations had been properly acquired and extremely appreciated, Mr Panneerselvam, popularly referred to as OPS, stated.
Equally, OPS, the previous Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister requested PM Modi “to take a uniform coverage resolution to abolish not solely the NEET for enrolment in medical programs but additionally the widespread entrance examinations for all of the skilled and different programs ceaselessly.”
The Centre ought to enable states to make admission primarily based on the marks obtained by college students of their larger secondary examination and “for which act of kindness, the individuals of Tamil Nadu will ever be grateful to you,” the AIADMK chief stated.
Virtually all political events of Tamil Nadu, together with the DMK and AIADMK, had for lengthy opposed the NEET.
One of many grounds for his or her opposition is that such assessments went in opposition to social justice and denied alternatives to college students from socially deprived teams and aspirants from rural areas. NEET continues to be one of many a lot politically debated points in Tamil Nadu.
On June 5, the Tamil Nadu authorities introduced cancellation of Class 12 state board examinations and stated a panel will probably be set as much as determine on awarding marks to college students and such marks would be the standards for admission to varsity programs.