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NEET and JEE Main 2020: SC Dismisses Pleas Seeking Postponement of Exams

Lawstreet Journal 20 Aug 2020 2:00am

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The Supreme Court dismissed pleas seeking postponement of NEET and JEE Main 2020 which were scheduled in September this year.

JEE and NEET are the main examinations for medical and engineering course which happens in all across India and even in some abroad countries. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 16, all the educational institutions were shut down because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the country.

The plea was heard by the Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra. On August 6,2020, a plea was filed by 11 students belonging to 11 different states who petitioned against the National Testing Agency (NTA) official notice, which was released on July 3, about the dates of exam for NEET and JEE. The actual dates were scheduled in May 2020 but due to the pandemic, it was extended to September. The petition cited that, if NTA conducts NEET and JEE in such perilous time it will put the lakhs of lives in utmost danger and risk of death and disease. It also mentioned that waiting for some time till the danger and risk of COVID-19 is gone will keep lots of lives of children safe. The petitioners also asked the Court to increase the number of examination centers across India so that a safe way of social distancing can be followed by each student during the exam.

The plea filed by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava also said that respondents (NTA and others) have ignored the fact that many states are not… Continue Reading...

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