First day of counselling for seats to private medical and dental colleges through NEET 2016 not just got delayed on Friday but also began on a sour note as candidates and their guardians protested most of the day. Amid slogans of `One NEET, one fees,’ heavy police deployment was sought with claims of cane-charging on protesting candida tes. Protests started at the venue from early morning only to subside at around 4.30 pm when finally the process could commence.
The point of discontent among protesters was the state government’s decision to fix an interim fee for admission to private medical colleges at Rs 11.30 lakh per annum and Rs 3.25 lakh per year for a dental seat.
“Candidates were angry but we told them that it was not in our hands to change things and the counselling will be done as per court orders so as to finish the process by September 30,“ said GC Purohit, coordinator at a NEET counselling venue.
amar ujala newspaper 24/09/2016 : http://epaper.amarujala.com/