CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has written to 12 counterparts across the country seeking their support for scrapping the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). In a letter dated October 1, he asked the chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Delhi, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal and Goa to make a concerted effort to restore the state. The primacy of the state governments in the administration of the education sector as per the constitution. Also read- NEET-UG 2021: When will the results be declared? Latest Updates Candidates Must Know

The Tamil Nadu CM wrote in the letter: “Our position of view has always been that the move by the Central Government to introduce NEET is against the spirit of federalism and violates the constitutional balance of power by curtailing the powers of the State Governments. Mode of admission in medical institutions established, established and operated by them. In this regard, we believe that the State Governments need to assert their constitutional authority and position in deciding the mode of admission in their higher educational institutions. Also read- Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Government extended COVID curbs till 31 October, allowing physical classes from class 1 to 8 from this date

The state government statement also said that a delegation of DMK MPs would hand over a translated copy of the report of the Justice AK Rajan Committee, which studied the adverse impact of NEET on medical admissions in Tamil Nadu, to representatives of state governments in Delhi. Also Read – TNEA 2021 Counseling Begins Today; will be conducted in four rounds. Check out the steps to register

The Tamil Nadu legislature recently passed the Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Medical Degree Courses Act, 2021, based on the recommendations of the Justice Rajan Committee, which studied whether NEET has affected students backward in the past few years. The committee was also asked to look into the feasibility of implementing alternative admission procedures and legal steps to be taken to implement such fair and equitable methods.

Stalin requested his counterparts in other states to extend support after studying the documents and ensure that students from rural backgrounds and marginalized sections of the society do not face difficulty in getting admission in higher educational institutions, the statement said. Be.

(Based on IANS input)

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