The Chief Minister of Odisha Mr Naveen Patnaik united with the rising voices to postpone the exams of NEET and JEE Mains. The National Testing Agency has announced the dates of NEET and JEE Main. Surprisingly, the authorizing body decided to conduct both the examinations amid the pandemic situation. The entire country raised voice against such a decision where the nation does not show any concern of the health of the applicants. The officials in charge declared to hold the examination in the mid of September despite the inconveniences of the transportation. Read more to know what Patnaik stated.
Letter to the Union Education Minister from the part of Odisha CM
Mr Naveen Patnaik sent a letter to the Union Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. The sole purpose of sending the letter is to seek postponement of the scheduled examination. Keeping in view of the COVID-19 and safety of the aspiring candidates, he asked for a rescheduling of the examination. In the letter, the CM of Odisha wrote that it is very unsafe for the candidates to reach to the examination centre physically.
Patnaik against the dates of the examination
According to the National Testing Agency, this year, JEE Mains and the NEET will schedule respectively on September 1 to 6 and 13. The CM of Odisha stated that about 40,000 candidates from the state are appearing in the JEE Mains. On the other hand, over 50,000 students will be taking on the NEET examination. In addition, the Patnaik revealed that NTA has arranged the centres for conducting the examination in only seven towns. He questioned the NTA how the candidates will be able to travel long to reach the centres.
He further said that Odisha has immense tribal locations that are far away from the urban centres within the state. It would be impossible for them to reach there. Moreover, the Chief Minister has put forward another request to the NTA. Whenever the authority plans to schedule the exam, it should open exam centres in all 30 districts. It will make it easier for the students to reach the exam centres without any worry.