SC permits NTA to conduct second spherical of NEET exams on October 14 : The Tribune India

2020/10 12 15:10

New Delhi, October 12

The Supreme Court docket Monday allowed Nationwide Testing Company to conduct second spherical of the NEET (UG) for the COVID-19 affected college students and people in containment zones on October 14.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde handed the order after Solicitor Normal Tushar Mehta sought the highest court docket’s nod within the subject citing particular circumstances as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

“In view of the circumstances which have necessitated postponement of the examination prior to now and in view of the prevailing circumstances, we contemplate it acceptable to grant permission to the Nationwide Testing Company to conduct a second a part of the NEET (UG) 2019 for the COVID affected college students and for these in containment zones on October 14, 2020,” the bench stated.

The bench, additionally comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, stated the outcome could also be declared on October 16, 2020.

The essential Nationwide Eligibility-cum-Entrance Take a look at (NEET), which is a pen and paper primarily based take a look at in contrast to engineering entrance examination JEE, was held on September 13 after being deferred twice in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The examination was initially scheduled for Might three, however was pushed to July 26, after which to September 13.

The apex court docket had earlier dismissed a plea looking for postponement of JEE (Primary) April 2020 and NEET-Undergraduate examinations, that are scheduled to be carried out in September, amid spurt in variety of COVID-19 instances, saying valuable yr of scholars “can’t be wasted” and life has to go on.

The highest court docket had stated profession of scholars “can’t be put below jeopardy for lengthy”.

Later, the apex court docket had dismissed a overview plea of ministers of six opposition-ruled states looking for overview of its August 17 order permitting holding of NEET and JEE exams bodily.

The ministers had claimed that the highest court docket order didn’t safe college students” “proper to life” and ignored “teething logistical difficulties” to be confronted in conducting the exams throughout the pandemic. — PTI

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