Pranab seeks govt clarification for postponing NEET

President Pranab Mukherjee has demanded clarification from the government before inking an ordinance to postpone the central medical exam NEET by one year.

According to sources, Mr Mukherjee has asked Health Minister JP Nadda to meet him and explain the reason for a turnaround after the Centre had agreed with the Supreme Court's decision to hold a central exam for students seeking admissions in medical and dental courses. Mr Mukherjee is also in talks with in house legal experts on certain questions, revealed the sources.

The ordinance which was cleared on Friday during a cabinet meeting will defer the implementation of the top court's verdict which routes admission in all government colleges and private medical colleges through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET.