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NEET Row: NGO Sankalp Charitable Trust to challenge Centre's ordinance in SC

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

A Mumbai-based NGO, Sankalp Charitable Trust, will file a petition against the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam ordinance.

NEET exam has been postponed by a year and is now expected to be conducted in 2017.

The Supreme Court's order will be put on hold for a year, according to sources.

Sankalp Charitable Trust had earlier filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court to hold the entrance test for admission to MBBS, BDS and similar courses.

The respondents were Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Centre and Medical Council of India (MCI).

On Monday, 16 May, Health Minister JP Nadda convened a meeting with all state health ministers to formulate a strategy on NEET.

Also Read: It's official! NEET is the only way to get into medical, dental colleges: SC

All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) 2016 was held on 1 May, 2016.

"Children in CBSE are studying in English medium. Children in ISC and other courses are studying in regional languages. According to my knowledge, only 18% students are studying in English medium. Others are studying in their mother language. So this has to be appreciated by the court. I will definitely convey this to the HRD minister, Health minister and ministries to oversee it," M Venkaiah Naidu, Parliamentary Affairs Minister had said in Lok Sabha on 11 May.

First published: 20 May 2016, 3:21 IST