Six opposition-ruled states have approached the Supreme Court docket searching for a evaluation of order allowing the centre to go forward with holding the NEET medical entrance examination and the JEE for admission to the IITs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The six states which have approached the Supreme Court docket are West Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Punjab and Maharashtra. Every state is represented by a minister from that state.
On August 17, the highest courtroom had dismissed a petition by 11 college students from 11 states to postpone the 2 essential exams, declaring that “careers of scholars couldn’t be put in jeopardy”.
“Life can’t be stopped. We’ve got to maneuver forward with all safeguards and all… Are college students able to waste one entire yr? Training ought to be opened up. Covid could proceed for a yr extra. Are you going to attend one other yr? Have you learnt what the loss to the nation and peril to the scholars is?,” the Supreme Court docket had stated.
At a on-line assembly known as by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, the Chief Ministers had expressed concern that states could be blamed and the Centre would put the onus of conducting the exams on them, together with arranging transportation and lodging for college students.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren had stated the “burden” of the centre’s transfer to push forward with JEE and NEET would “finally land on our head”.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday stated that he didn’t favour a spot yr, however simply postponement by two or three months. “A niche yr shall be tough. We can’t have double exams subsequent yr. All we’re asking for is a two-three month delay,” Mr Singh instructed NDTV.
A number of states are working cautiously to deliver lives to regular after the coronavirus lockdown and are maintaining an eye fixed out for components that might result in a spike in COVID-19 instances.
The 2 key exams – the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to the Indian Institute of Expertise and the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) for admission to medical programs – are scheduled to be held subsequent month. The 2 exams are among the many hardest exams within the nation.
Whereas the JEE is scheduled from September 1 to six, the NEET examination is scheduled for September 13.