6 ministers of opposition-ruled states transfer SC in search of assessment of order on NEET, JEE


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 28

Six ministers of opposition-ruled states moved the Supreme Court on Friday in search of assessment of its order allowing the Centre to conduct NEET and JEE entrance exams this yr amid the persisting COVID-19 pandemic.

The assessment plea has been filed by ministers from West Bengal (Moloy Ghatak), Jharkhand (Rameshwar Oraon), Rajasthan (Raghu Sharma), Chhattisgarh (Amarjeet Bhagat), Punjab (BS Sidhu) and Maharashtra (Uday Ravindra Sawant).

The plea has been filed by means of advocate Sunil Fernandes.

On August 17, the highest court docket had refused to intervene with the conduct of medical and engineering entrance exams — NEET and JEE —  scheduled to happen in September saying life should go on and college students cannot lose a treasured yr because of the pandemic.

The apex court docket had dismissed a plea by one Sayantan Biswas in search of course to National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts each the NEET and JEE exams, to postpone them and stated that there was “completely” no benefit within the plea. With PTI



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