Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda has welcomed the order of the Supreme Court in the matter of conducting the entrance examination for admission to MBBS and Post Graduate Medical Courses viz. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year.
Affirming that the aim of the Health Ministry is to facilitate and enable the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct the entrance exams in a manner and time that would not cause distress to the lakhs of students appearing for the NEET, Nadda said that the Ministry has been making efforts in this direction since a long time. The present order of the Supreme Court, the Health Minister pointed out, will significantly strengthen the efforts of the Ministry to achieve this aim. It is a milestone judgement, he stated, and added that despite the challenges to conduct the exam this year the Ministry is geared up to work with the other partners and stakeholders to ensure that the entrance exams are successfully held.