NEW DELHI:Six opposition dominated state governments have filed a review petition towards a Supreme Court order allowing the Centre to carry the National Eligibility cum Entrance test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in September.
Cabinet ministers of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan sought the review on Friday of their particular person capacities.
A Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had on August 17 dismissed pleas searching for deferment of the JEE Main 2020 and NEET UG examinations.
Following the order, the National Testing Agency (NTA) earlier this week notified that the doorway examinations can be carried out as per a revised schedule, with the NEET on September 13 and the JEE on September 16.
According to the review petitions, the Supreme Court’s judgment and the NTA’s determination to conduct the exams amid the Covid-19 (*6*), is “flawed”.
The petitioners have contended that the choice fails to make sure the protection, safety and proper to life of candidates.
The review petitions additional stated the NTA had ignored the logistical difficulties in finishing up the examinations on the proposed dates and had additionally didn’t steadiness the competing, however equally essential side of conducting the examination and security of the scholars.
The review petitioners additionally raised the difficulty of lack of “mandatory safeguards” for finishing up the examinations.
According to the review petition, practically 2.5 million college students will seem for the examinations at a time when the nation has recorded over 3.31 million Covid-19 instances.
The JEE is being proposed to be carried out in over 660 examination centres for 953,000 college students, and roughly 1,443 college students will probably be writing the examination per JEE centre. For the NEET UG exams, about 1.6 million college students are slated to look in 3,843 centres, which means that there will probably be 415 college students per centre, the petition stated.
The review petitioners stated the apex courtroom additionally failed to understand that the Union authorities had sufficient time to determine not less than one centre for each district for NEET (UG) and JEE (Mains) relatively than having a number of centres in a single district.
Having not less than one centre per district would have minimised the inter-district lengthy journey of college students and lowered possibilities of Covid-19 unfold, they stated.
The Cabinet ministers who filed the review plea are Moloy Ghatak, Minister-in-Charge, Department of Labour & E.S.I. (MB) Scheme and Departments of Law & Judicial, West Bengal; Dr Rameshwar Oraon, Finance Minister, Jharkhand; Dr Raghu Sharma, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Rajasthan; Amarjeet Bhagat, Minister of Food, Civil provides, Culture, Planning, Chhattisgarh; Balbir Singh Sidhu, Minister of Health and Family Welfare & Labour, Punjab and Uday Ravindra Samant, Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Maharashtra.