With NEET, ‘other issues’ on agenda, Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami meet PM Narendra Modi

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New Delhi | Updated: February 27, 2017 8:48:30 PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami meets Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to discuss issues like National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET), hydrocarbons and others.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami meets Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to discuss issues like National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET), hydrocarbons and others. Earlier in the week, PM Modi met E Palaniswami on the eve of the Mahashivaratri celebrations that were organised at the Isha Foundation Coimbatore centre. It was the first time when E Palaniswami met the Prime Minister after taking charge as the Tamil Nadu CM. On the eve of Mahashivaratri PM Modi unveiled a 112-foot tall statue dedicated to ‘Adiyogi’ (a form of Lord Shiva who according to the Hindu tradition is considered the first of yogis) that was funded by the Isha Foundation. Chief Minister Palaniswami presented a memorandum containing 23 issues including NEET and constitution of Cauvery Management Board to Prime Miniter Modi in Delhi today.

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Earlier this month, the Allahabad high court sought reply from the Medical Council of India (MCI), the Centre and the CBSE by February 20 on the procedure adopted for setting of the upper age limit for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017. The order was passed by a division bench in Lucknow comprising justices Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and Sanjay Harkauli on two writ petitions filed by Navaneet Tripathi and 22 others.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to all medical colleges in the country on May 7. The test will be conducted across 80 cities on May 7 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament ie AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

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