TN Assembly to pass anti-NEET Bill today

The state legislative assembly is scheduled to meet today to reintroduce and pass the anti-NEET Bill, which is heavily dependent on retired judge Justice A K Rajan committee’s report.

The committee found that NEET “undermined the diverse societal representation in MBBS and higher medical studies, favouring mainly the affordable and affluent segment of society.”

This is the seventh special sitting of the legislature since 2011. The BJP MLAs are expected to attend the meeting and stage a walk out after opposing the Bill.

As per Constitution, the governor shall either give assent or reserve it for assent of the President or return the Bill for consideration of the amendments.

If he returns the Bill, the amendments recommended by him are considered and the Bill as amended is again presented to him for his assent. Sources said not less than four Bills had been sent by governors in the last seven decades of the Tamil Nadu assembly for reconsideration