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President signs NEET ordinance

President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance amends the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and says that NEET will be universal from 2017-18 for both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions. A year's relaxation is being granted only to state governments to address their concerns over variance in CBSE and state board syllabi, and difference in the language in which the central test is held. 
The Supreme Court in April and again on May 9 had given the green signal for the CBSE to hold the National Eligibility Entrance Test 2016-17 in two phases, May 1 and July 24. More than 6 lakh students appeared for NEET under the first phase on May 1.  However, with apprehensions being raised by some states, which had not placed their cases adequately before the Apex Court, the issue of NEET echoed in Parliament. The concerned states approached the centre with their problems and an all-party meeting was convened on May 16 to discuss the issue. Most states expressed their favour of NEET in principle, but had some logistical issues in implementing it from the current year.