A petition by ministers of six opposition-ruled states, who went to Supreme Courtroom asking it to guage its dedication on holding NEET and Joint Entrance exams, will come up sooner than the judges tomorrow. No matter pleas from quite a few quarters to defer the examination in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the court docket docket had refused to oblige, saying the way in which ahead for the students should not be jeopardized.
The exams, nonetheless, have already started. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Mains for admission to engineering faculties, had been held on Tuesday and 1000’s of students had taken the examination amid strict precautions for coronavirus. The exams will proceed till September 6. Medical entrance examination NEET may be held on September 13.
After the exams had been deferred twice, the Supreme Courtroom, on August 17, had rejected petitions from 11 school college students to defer the exams however as soon as extra.
Citing the pandemic and accessibility factors all through the nation amid floods and lockdown in patches, the students had requested for a third postponement. Numerous states and political leaders had backed their demand.
Nevertheless after the court docket docket’s refusal, chief ministers of six opposition-ruled states – Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Maharashtra – approached the court docket docket last week, asking for a consider of its dedication.
“It is our duty to ensure a safe environment for all our school college students,” Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had tweeted.
Maharashtra Minister Aditya Thackeray had tweeted a duplicate of his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whereby he talked about a cancellation of exams would cease a spike in infections.