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Tamil Nadu chief minister M.K. Stalin has addressed and written to 12 different state’s CM that are not ruled by the BJP and he also include the CM of Goa in order to request them for their support in the matter of NEET. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and to restore “the state’s supremacy” in the field of education according to the government on Monday, 04-10-2021. The letter was sent to different CMs of 12 states such as Delhi, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Odisha, and Goa. Stalin has asked his fellows to ensure that the students from the rural and marginalized groups of society don’t have to fight for admission to higher education institutions. Stalin added analysis and a report by the A.K. Rajan Committee, which was established by the Tamil Nadu government to study the effect of the NEET on the admission of students from marginalized backgrounds over a span of time.
Mr. Stalin Letter:
Tamil Nadu CM Mr. M.K. Stalin said in his letter, “Our considered position has always been that the move by the Union government to introduce NEET goes against the spirit of the federalism and violates the constitutional balance of power by curbing the rights of the state governments to decide on the method of admission in the medical institutions founded, established and run by them,”
CM Stalin was also able to attach an example of the Tamil Nadu Undergraduate Medical Admission Bill which was approved by the State Assembly based on the recommendations of the AK Rajan Committee.
CM Stalin had demanded that the chief ministers go through the attached documents describing the way that students from rural areas as well as socially marginalized communities have a difficult time receiving admission into schools and asked for their help to safeguard the interests of the state’s students.
In the study, the percentage of students who come from poorer families within the medical institutions has decreased significantly since NEET was implemented in 2017-18. As of September 2017, at most three college students committed suicide within Tamil Nadu, allegedly due to the pressure, they faced due to NEET. In the state of Tamil Nadu, the Tamil Nadu government on September 13 adopted the bill which seeks to block medical admissions based on the foundation of NEET. But, it requires the approval of the President since it is a challenge to the constitutionality of central law. This committee also requested proposals for alternative admission methods that could benefit all students, as well as the practicality of these alternative options and the legal procedures to be taken to implement the alternative methods.