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Trying to address states’ concerns on NEET: Nadda

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Centre is trying to address the concerns of various state governments on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Saturday.

“We are working on finding alternatives… how to address the concerns of the states. We are trying to see alternatives on how we can implement the Supreme Court’s order,” Nadda told IANS.

He said that the the second phase of NEET will be held as scheduled on July 24.

Nadda on Friday clarified that the ordinance brought by the central government on the issue does not try to bring an end to the test.

Asked about the status of the ordinance, the minister said: “I do not know.”

Around 6.5 lakh students sat for the first phase of NEET on May 1.

The Supreme Court had on May 9 ruled that NEET would be the only test for admissions to the undergraduate medical courses in India, turning down an appeal by many states to hold separate medical entrance exams.

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