A bench of three judges has asked the Tamil Nadu government to control the protests against NEET 2017 exam in the state.
09 September 2017: The Supreme Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to stop all forms of protest against the NEET 2017 Exam. The court has mandated the common entrance test NEET for all-India and has asked the state to replace its system of doing medical admission on the basis of class XII marks. Lot of controversies were arising in the state after the NEET result including the state submitting an ordinance to the central government for exemption of the state from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The ordinance was not passed by the apex court and the court has asked the TN government to follow NEET. Following this decision, a local student has committed suicide after failing to secure a medical seat.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the Tamil Nadu government to maintain the law and order in the state. The bench said; “it shall be the obligation of the chief secretary and principal home secretary, State of Tamil Nadu to ensure that no law and order problem takes place in relation of NEET examination as it has been upheld by a Constitution Bench.”
The bench also issued notices to the principal home secretary and chief secretary and called upon the state advocate general to provide assistance to the court in resolving the situation on 18 September which is fixed to be the next hearing date.
The NEET 2017 Exam was held on 7 May and the result was declared on 23 June after a delay caused due to difference in difficulty level of question paper in vernacular languages. Other controversies also came in the exam from TN exemption to student’s suicide in the state. Now the apex court has mandated the exam for all-India.