New Delhi. The battle to postpone the NEET and JEE entrance exam in the country once again reached the Supreme Court. It is reported that all the Congress led state Governments of 6 states of the country filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding review of the court’s 17th August order. It has been sought to postpond JEE examinations to be held from September 1 to September 6 and the NEET exam to be held in mid-September.
It is worth mentioning that there has been a ruckus in the country for the last 2 weeks on this matter.
Opposition parties are demanding to postpond both the exams for the next 2 to 3 months while Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal released his statement on Thursday and made it clear that the examination would be conducted and all kinds of preparations required for this had been done. He also assured all the candidates and parents that their arrangements for reaching the examination centers and back to their district were made by the State Governments. They have been asked to do this by the central govt. He said that all the arrangements related to health security at the examination centers will be completed.
On the other hand, the meeting of the Chief Ministers of the 7 states, where the opposition parties rule, chaired by Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, demanded the postponement of both the examinations from the Central Government. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder singh said that this would increase the infection and endanger the lives of the children, while most of the children are from poor families and they have no arrangement to reach the examination centers.
They announced that all opposition parties Chief Ministers will seek a review of the August 17 order of the court filing the petition in the Supreme Court.
Today all Cingress led six states of the country, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Maharashtra filed a petition in the Supreme Court. They have requested the court to review their order of August 17 and postpond both the examinations in September. Now it is up to the Supreme Court what decides on this petition.