List Of States Who Want To Postpone JEE NEET 2020

Postpone JEE NEET 2020: As the Central Government is stick to its decision conducting entrance tests from 1st September, some of the states are strictly opposing the decision and demanding to postpone the exams till stituations comes under control. With the decision of JEE & NEET exams in September, the students and parents across the country are filled with anger. Politicians and celebrities also raised their voice via twitter and requesting the government to delay the exam keeping in view the condition country is facing during the pandemic. The governments of Maharashtra, Odisha, Delhi, and West Bengal had supporting the students since the decision have been finalized. 

Also read; Eminent Persons Appeal Govt To Postpone NEET, JEE 2020 Exam 

7 Chief Ministers to Move Supreme Court

Yesterday in a virtual meeting with Congress leader, Sonia Gandhi, 7 non- BJP Chief Ministers took part in the meeting and discussed about the decision of JEE NEET examination. The conclusion of the meeting came forward as the 7 Chief Ministers will move to Supreme Court to raise the issue of lakhs of students and their parents.

In support of postponing JEE & NEET 2020, seven chief ministers have decided to move ahead Supreme Court for the issue. As the government is not shifting from its decision about the conduction of JEE NEET exams in September 2020, 6 states and 1 UT has decided to file a petition to SC against the decision of exams from 1st September that too in this pandemic situation. 

Sno Name of State/UT Chief Minister
1 Punjab Amarinder Singh
2 Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot
3 Chattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel
4 Puducherry V. Narayanasamy
5 Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray
6 Jharkhand Hemant Soren
7 West Bengal Mamata Banerjee

Moreover, other political parties like DMK and AAP are also joining the growing chorus for the postponent of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) at this critical time when COVID-19 cases are continuously rising across the country and lakhs of students’ lives cannot be put in danger just for the sake of exams. 

What are the governments’ views?

Naveen Patnaik, CM of Odisha On the demand of postponing the JEE & NEET exam from lakhs of studnets and parents, he said; “Odisha has got vast tribal pockets having geographically inaccessible areas…the students of these areas may be deprived of appearing in these tests, as they will have to travel long distances to come to the examination centres.”

Udhav Babasaheb Thackery, Chief Minister of Maharashtra He wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ongoing controversies for JEE NEET and demanding him to take an action.

Aditya Thackery, Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra also wrote a letter to PM. In his letter he wrote “It is not a practical and feasible option to hold examinations in such a situation. Most of the states are facing increasing numbers of COVID-19 (cases) along with red zones (which have reported positive cases)” He has also demanded the government to postpone all academic activities in lieu of the situations around.

Mamata Banerjee, CM of West Bengal has been appealing the government for postponing the exam, in her recent tweet she said, “Now with the directive of [the education minister of India] to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in [September], I would again appeal to the Centre to assess the risk and postpone these examinations until the situation is conducive again. It is our duty to ensure a safe environment for all our students” Earlier the day, she wrote a letter to PM demanding the same and now she with other CMs is moving ahead to SC. 

Manish Sisodia, Education Minister of Delhi has suggested the central governmnet to take an alternative method of admission and postpone these entrance tests for now as we are not in a condition to take these big level exams. In his tweet he wrote; “To think that the only exam is a way out for admission is an impractical and conservative thought. When other countries can have admission through different methods other than exams why can’t it be done in India,” he said. There have been demands from several students and parents to further postpone the entrance exams in view of increasing coronavirus cases.,” 

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