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Education Minister Tweets on NEET-UG Examination on after Dhruv Rathee's Video

Dhruv Rathee accused Dharmendra Pradhan of neglecting his responsibilities as the Education Minister. Rathee pointed out that Pradhan's Twitter feed is filled with praises for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earning him the nickname "PR Minister of Modi."

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Aashish Verma

6/14/20242 min read

Dharmendra Pradhan Responds to Criticism Over NEET-UG Controversy

Background of the Controversy

The NEET-UG 2024 examination has been under scrutiny following allegations of paper leaks, irregularities, and arbitrary marking. The Supreme Court ordered the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the exam again for certain students. Amidst this turmoil, Dhruv Rathee, a popular YouTuber, criticized Dharmendra Pradhan, the Minister of Education, for not addressing the NEET-UG issues on his Twitter account.

Criticism from Dhruv Rathee

In his latest video, Dhruv Rathee accused Dharmendra Pradhan of neglecting his responsibilities as the Education Minister. Rathee pointed out that Pradhan's Twitter feed is filled with praises for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earning him the nickname "PR Minister of Modi." Rathee's critique emphasized that Pradhan had not tweeted about NEET-UG or any other education-related activities, raising questions about his commitment to the education sector.

Dharmendra Pradhan's Response

In response to the criticism, Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted:

"Central govt. is committed to protect the interests of NEET examinees. I want to assure the students that all their concerns will be addressed with fairness and equity. No student will be at a disadvantage and no child’s career will be at jeopardy.

Facts related to NEET examination are in cognisance of Hon’ble Supreme Court. Central govt. will take all necessary actions for the well-being of students as per the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Counselling process of NEET will be underway soon and it is of utmost importance to move ahead in this direction without any confusion."

Assurance to Students

In his tweet, Pradhan reassured NEET examinees that the central government is committed to protecting their interests. He emphasized that the government will address all concerns with fairness and equity, ensuring no student's career is jeopardized.

Commitment to Supreme Court's Directions

Pradhan also highlighted that the central government is fully aware of the NEET examination issues and will follow the Supreme Court's directions. He stressed the importance of moving forward with the NEET counselling process without any confusion, ensuring a smooth transition for the students affected by the re-examination.

Moving Forward

Pradhan's response aims to calm the anxieties of NEET-UG examinees and their families. The Ministry of Education is expected to take all necessary actions to ensure a fair and transparent examination process. The focus now is on conducting the re-examination and continuing with the counselling process as per the Supreme Court's guidelines.

The NEET-UG controversy has highlighted significant issues within the examination system, prompting swift action from the highest levels of government. Dharmendra Pradhan's tweet is a step towards addressing these concerns and reassuring students of the government's commitment to their education and future. As the situation develops, students and educators alike will be watching closely to see how the Ministry of Education manages this critical juncture.