Saturday, October 27, 2012

NEET: College reps meet minister

A week after the Andhra Pradesh High Court issued the stay order on implementation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admissions in academic session 2013-14, representatives from private medical colleges in AP and officials met medical education minister Kondru Murali Mohan here on Thursday.
The representatives discussed the response to be filed on the issue of the Supreme Court vacating the stay order by the High Court, a month before the post graduate examinations are scheduled to begin.
On October 29, the SC will hear 23 petitions including four from AP, challenging implementation of the NEET for admissions to post-graduate medical courses.
Due to the difference in syllabus, the students will be affected by implementation of the examination from the coming academic session. The writ petition filed in the High Court by the principal secretary of health medical and family welfare clearly mentions the conflict with article 371 (D) in the constitution.
“The state government will send in a rejoinder before Monday,” said director of medical education Dr. K. Vishnu Prasad.  The representatives of private medical colleges association in the state discussed the exemption from the NEET. “Our main contention is that the Medical Council of India (MCI) does not have the right to frame regulations which are in direct conflict with the provisions under 371 (D) of the constitution ,” said Dr. G. Bhaskar Rao, treasurer of the All India Private Medical Colleges Association.

Source: http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/article1314135.ece

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