On Monday, August 24 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee advised the center to postponed NEET, JEE 2020 and she added that the exam should not be held until the situation is conductive again. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee quoted by saying that “With education Ministry’s directive to conduct NEET JEE 2020 in September, I would again appeal to center to assess risk and postponed exam until the situation is conductive again. It’s our duty to ensure safe and management for all our students.
In the last video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee had raised objection against the UGC guidelines mandating completion of a terminal examination in the Universities and Colleges by the end of September 2020 as it could expose students to the risk getting infected. Since the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 pandemic students, parents and political leaders across the country have requested the government to postpone the exams (which has already been postponed twice).
Last week the Supreme Court had also dismissed a petition seeking postponement of JEE and NEET and said that there is no ground to interfere with the policy.
The apex court added that “life can not be put on hold due to COVID-19 crisis and the postponement of the NEET/JEE will put the careers of the student in the peril as the whole academic year is at stake” this statement was given by the justice Arun Mishra.