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Abolish NEET, revert to previous practice: Mamata to PM

Abolish NEET, revert to previous practice: Mamata to PM
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Kolkata, June 24 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Examination and revert to the previous system in which states conducted the entrance examinations.
“I strongly urge you to consider and take immediate steps to restore the previous system of conducting this examination by the state governments and abolish the NEET examination. This will help restore normalcy and the confidence of the aspirant students in the system,” Banerjee said in a letter to the Prime Minister.
On the controversial NEET, which has rocked the country, especially the student community, whose future jeopardised due to leakage of question papers, irregularities in the mark sheet and rampant cheating, the chief minister said the matter demanded a thorough probe to unravel the truth.
“Such instances jeopardise the career and aspirations of students who look forward to get admission into these medical courses. Such instances not only compromise the quality of medical education but adversely affect the quality of medical facilities and treatment,” she reminded in her letter.
Before 2017, the states and the central government used to conduct their own separate entrance examinations. The decentralised system was later changed to a unitary and centralised system of examination to take complete control of all admissions to medical courses without any involvement of the states.
“The present system has led to massive corruption,” she maintained.
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