JEE Main-NEET: 6 States File Review Petition Against SC Order To Hold Exams in Sept
Even after the Supreme Court has denied any postponement of the engineering and medical exams – JEE Main and NEET. The debate is still on on holding the entrance exams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Six Ministers of opposition-ruled states on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its order permitting the Centre to conduct NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 in September Amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The review plea has been filed by ministers from West Bengal (Moloy Ghatak), Jharkhand (Rameshwar Oraon), Rajasthan (Raghu Sharma), Chhattisgarh (Amarjeet Bhagat), Punjab (B S Sidhu) and Maharashtra (Uday Ravindra Sawant).
At a meeting convened by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, seven chief ministers of non-BJP ruled states decided to jointly move the Supreme Court on the issue of JEE and NEET exams.
Demands For JEE And NEET Postponement
The Supreme Court on August 17 allowed NTA to go ahead with its plan to conduct JEE Main and NEET 2020 as per schedule in September. On August 24, the court rejected another plea seeking online NEET 2020 exam centres for overseas students.
Amid demands for postponement of JEE Main and NEET exams, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday said that exams will be conducted as per schedule.
“Parents and students through email and social media have said that the exams should be conducted,” Mr Pokhriyal said.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday wrote to the Education Minister, urging him to postpone the JEE and NEET 2020 exams.
He said that since there is no way to detect and prevent a COVID-positive candidate from appearing in the exams. It would put the rest of the people present in a venue at the risk of being infected.
The academic community has written a letter to PM Modi to support its organization regarding the JEE-NEET exam. They has expressed hope that students will not lose a year by conducting the examination. This support has been done by a group of teachers.
The JEE (Main) is scheduled to be held between September 1 and 6, while the JEE (Advanced) on September 27. In addition, the NEET will be held on September 13.
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