Chief Minister of Chattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel said that the government will bear all expenses of NEET qualified students from remote areas. In this regard, he also issued directions to ensure the admission of such applicants in private colleges of the state.
The decision by the government was taken on December 2. Chief Minister Baghel announced this decision because many students from remote areas failed to register for NEET counselling due to network problems. He further said that the future of the children should not be compromised.
The Chief Minister took this decision after it came to his notice that around 27 students of Dantewada district could not register for NEET. Even after they had qualified, they were unable to take part in the counselling because of network problems.
He said that in such incidents, students were not the ones at fault and their future should not be endangered. In an official press release, it was said that the district administration helped these students before the second counselling. But they could not get selected.
However, after the first counselling, 2 students namely Piyusha Bek and Kumari Padma Made were found to be eligible for admission. Thus, on the order of the Chief Minister, the Dantewada collector was directed to ensure that these students secure their admissions in private colleges and institutes.
Baghel further said that if any other student is found to be qualified, then the state would help them. They would be provided admission in private colleges on paid seats and the state government will take care of all the expenses.
Meanwhile, the result of the 2nd round of NEET counselling has been released on November 28. The admission process for the candidates in the second round is currently underway. Applicants who have been allotted seats will need to report to the allotted institute before December 8.
After the second round is finished, registration for the mop-up round will take place. This will also be the last round in the counselling process. The registration will start on December 10 and end on December 14.