West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for the Centre to file a evaluate petition within the Supreme Courtroom in opposition to its order to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) in September.
She has urged for the Prime Minister’s intervention to postpone the examinations “in order that college students are free from psychological agony and psychological catastrophe.”
Banerjee’s request comes within the backdrop of the coronavirus illness that has contaminated as many as 31,67,323 folks within the nation and has claimed over 58,000 lives.
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“Such intervention may be very a lot important within the bigger curiosity of scholars to facilitate making a state of affairs whereby the scholars will neither be subjected to grave well being danger nor they may face a profession danger,” she wrote within the letter.
The chief minister has requested the Prime Minister to contemplate taking vital steps for suspending the JEE and NEET exams “till the general public well being state of affairs turns into conducive once more.”
Earlier within the day, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Union training minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in search of postponement of the doorway exams. It might be extremely unsafe and threatening for 50,000 college students of the state to go to the take a look at centres bodily to look in these assessments, he stated.
On Monday, Banerjee had written to PM Modi about her reservations in opposition to the UGC pointers that required finishing terminal examinations in universities/faculties throughout the nation by the tip of September 2020. “My level was that this choice had an enormous potential to place college students’ lives in danger,” she stated.
The Supreme Courtroom had on August 17 rejected a plea in search of postponement of those exams saying an important 12 months of scholars “can’t be wasted” and life has to go on.
Over 16 lakh college students have registered for NEET this 12 months and practically 9.3 lakh college students had registered for JEE-Mains (Paper I) that was held in January. An equal variety of college students had been anticipated to look for the second part of the examination, that are scheduled for April-Might annually.