NEW DELHI: Six Cabinet ministers of opposition dominated West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand on Friday collectively file a petition within the Supreme Court towards holding of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Examination (NEET-UG) this yr due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The ministers from the opposition dominated states sought overview of the SC’s August 17 order by which it had refused to cancel NEET-UG exams saying “life must go on”.
The state ministers of their overview petition instructed the SC that NEET must be cancelled to safe security, safety and proper to life of scholars wanting to look for NEET/JEE examinations.
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The six state ministers instructed the SC that holding NEET/JEE could be unattainable to make provision for enormous logistics required for lakhs of scholars showing within the examinations, together with transport and lodging throughout pandemic.
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The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the University Grants Commission’s place that “there will likely be no levels with out examination” stated officers on the training ministry. The SC order is on the petition demanding closing yr college students needs to be promoted on the idea of inner evaluation in view of Covid-19 disrupting lessons and exams. SC stated states underneath DMA can postpone exams.
The overview petitioners are WB legislation minister Maloy Ghatak, Jharkhand finance minister Rameshwar Oraon, Rajasthan well being minister Dr Raghu Sharma, Chhattisgarh meals minister Amarjeet Bhagat, Punjab well being minister
Balbir Singh Sidhu and Maharashtra training minister Uday R Samant.
On August 17, the highest courtroom had refused to intrude with the conduct of medical and engineering entrance exams — NEET and JEE – scheduled to happen in September saying that life should go on and college students cannot lose a treasured yr as a result of pandemic.
The apex courtroom had dismissed a plea by one Sayantan Biswas looking for path to National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts each the NEET and JEE exams, to postpone them and stated that there was “completely” no advantage within the plea.
(With inputs from companies)