NEET Admission quota: Tamil Nadu governor clears 7.5% quota bill to govt school students

As soon as the opinion by the Solicitor General was laid out, Governor gave his nod to the bill.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit approved the bill that reserves 7.5% seats for government school students who qualify for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

The state government had passed an order on Thursday to implement the provisions of the bill as it was awaiting the governor's consent.

The quota reserves 300 seats across all the medical institutions in Tamil Nadu for government school students.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamihad come under fire for medical examination reservation after several opposition leaders had opposed the delay in passing of the bill by Mr. Purohit.

For over a decade, the Tamil Nadu government had abolished NEET terming it as a 'burden' on economically backward students in the state. Ever since NEET was made compulsory in the state, this bill was always a hot issue for the ruling AIADMK.

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