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Fathoming the NMC Act


This is in response to the article “National Medical Commission Act: A Cure Worse than the Malady” (EPW, 29 February 2020) by Vikas Bajpai. We accept many points mentioned in the article with a few differences.

We want to highlight that the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is being conducted since 2016, and that has no connection with the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act. While the NMC Act was passed by Parliament in 2019, NEET for undergraduate courses has already been conducted four times successively. As the title of the article is NMC Act, some readers may (wrongly) believe—or start to believe—that NEET is being conducted as per the statutes of the act. Why does the author bring to the fore something (the eligibility test) under the title of an act, which is not a part of its rule book, we fail to understand.

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Updated On : 20th Mar, 2020
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