the Madras High Court announced that candidates working at government hospitals,
public health centers and government medical colleges will not be granted extra
marks in NEET 2017 exam.
the order of the state government, the High Court decided the post graduate and
diploma medical course selection committee to make necessary changes in their
merit lists within the time frame of three days.
order, the High Court asked the committee to exclude the candidates from
categories A, B and C. List A and B comprises of healthcare centers in hilly
regions while list C includes government hospitals under DM and RHS which are
located in remote and difficult areas.
A batch of
petition was filed in the High Court on May 6 which demanded the intervention
of the High Court against Government order and convinced the bench for the amendment
of the prospectus under which grace were allowed to the candidates from the
Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Ramanathapuram (TNR) Districts. The petition pointed
that since remote and difficult areas are not identified, it is possible for
undeserved candidates to gain marks.
More than 11
lakh students appeared for the NEET 2017 exam which was held on May 7 at 1921
centers in the 103 cities. This year the exam was conducted by the government
in 10 languages which included Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati,
Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu.