• search
For Puducherry Updates
Allow Notification  

Narayansamy asks NITI to exempt Puducherry from national entrance test


Chennai, Apr 24: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday said he had raised the demand for a five year exemption from National Entrance cum Eligibility Test for the Union Territory, at the Niti Aayog meeting held in New Delhi.

Since students from both Puducherry and Tamil Nadu did not appear for CBSE exams, there were 'difficulties' for them in clearing the NEET exams, he told reporters at the airport in Chennai.

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy

Referring to Tamil Nadu Assembly adopting two bills seeking exemption from the test and now awaiting Presidential assent, Narayanasamy said Puducherry had also earlier taken up the matter with the Centre.

"Prime Minster Modi should personally intervene in this matter and give a five-year exemption for Puducherry from NEET," he said. This was one of the issues raised at the Niti Aayog meet in Delhi on Sunday, the chief minister said, adding, others included farmers' welfare and development schemes for the Union Territory.

Like Tamil Nadu, farmers in the UT were also suffering due to drought and his government had therefore, waived cooperative loans, Narayanasamy said.

Similarly, loans in banks should also be waived, he said and sought Centre's intervention in this matter.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more