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Madras HC sees no objection in committee formed by Tamil Nadu government to study impact of NEET
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The Madras High Court on Tuesday (July 13) dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by BJP, against the constitution of a 9-member committee led by retired Justice AK Rajan to study the impact of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) on medical aspirants.

Filed by K Nagarajan, BJP State Secretary, the plea was seen as a tug of war between the party and the state government led by DMK.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy rejected the PIL saying that a mere constitution of a committee could not be seen as an act of defiance to the Supreme Court order on NEET Exam.

It added that the committee does not pose even the remotest challenge to the constitutional right of the central government to fix standards for higher education.

The judges stated that the Committee was intended to start a discussion based on their findings and take it to a higher level to show the ill-effects of NEET. They noted that it doesn't interfere, impinge upon or touch upon any Supreme Court order…
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