There is good news for government school students thinking of making their careers in medicine. The Tamil Nadu government has passed an order to provide 7.5 percent reservation in medical colleges to students studying in state government schools and approved the NEET exam. On 29 October 2020 (Thursday), DMK MP and party treasurer TR Balu directed Union Home Minister Amit Shah to give his consent to Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on the Reservation Bill for Government School Students in Medical Course (NEET quota bill). The decision comes two days after the appeal was given.
The government of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanaswami (Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswam), in an order, announced that a provision of 7.5 per cent would be made for the students of the state’s government schools which are MBBS, BDS, Siddha, Ayurveda, Unani And will qualify in NEET for admission to undergraduate courses like Homeopathy.
As per the order issued, ‘State quota seats are applied to all government medical / dental colleges and allotted seats by the state government in self-financed medical / dental colleges and all courses for which NEET is considered as eligibility criterion The academic year 2020-2021 is scheduled from the course.
Tamil Nadu: State Government has passed an order to provide 7.5% reservation in medical colleges to students from govt schools who have cleared #NEET.
– ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2020
Earlier, DMK leader TR Balu, in a letter, had requested Amit Shah to direct the Governor to fulfill the dream of government school students in pursuing medical as their profession in this academic year itself. Help in He further said that, “With the announcement of counseling dates for admission to medical college, any further delay in accepting the NEET quota bill will be detrimental to the future of government school students, who wish to pursue medical studies and As far as this academic year is concerned, the bill will not be of any use.