NEET 2018 : Plea in Madras HC seeks to re allot exam centres for NEET candidates in TN
As the NEET 2018 exams are approaching closer, S Kalimuthu Mylavan, the petitioning advocate has asserted that some of the candidates belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu has been assigned the examination centres outside of the state and is not according to their preferred choices within state which were filled at the time of NEET 2018 Application Form.
NEET 2018 UG examination is scheduled to be conducted on 6th May 2018 across the country and the decision by the High Court on the petition filed is expected shortly.
At the time of the NEET application form, candidates applying for the examination are required to prefer three examination centres of their choices, the petitioner submitted most of them had chosen three centres situated nearby in their respective centres.
Also, the petitioner further stated that the candidates from southern districts of the state had been allotted centres in neighboring Kerala. He also contended that most of the candidates applied for the examination belong from the rural areas and from low income category, and thus it is impossible for them to afford to stay in other states. He requested the court to quash the April 18 public notice issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE which is going to conduct NEET examination and also for a subsequent direction to re-allot examination centres for candidates from Tamil Nadu to those nearest centres from residences within the state.
First Bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose posted it for hearing tomorrow before a bench headed by Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh after a mention was made for taking up the matter urgently.