NEET, JEE network 2020: Congress chairman Digvijaya Singh called on the center and the Supreme Court on Friday to reconsider the decision to hold the NEET and JEE exams as part of the coronavirus pandemic.
He said the exams should be postponed for three to six months given the current COVID-19 situation.
“More than 70,000 cases of coronavirus are reported in the country every day. However, in this situation, NEET-JEE checks are performed. If something happens to the students, who will be responsible for it? Asked Singh in a statement.
“I urge the Honorable Minister of Human Resources Development at the Center and the Supreme Court to reconsider this decision as we also have to secure the future of the children,” said the MP from Rajya Sabha.
“I pray to you with my hands folded to postpone the exams for at least three to six months. If the coronavirus graph flattens or the number of cases decreases, physical distancing can be used to conduct these investigations, ”he said.
“We all want to secure the future of children. Her year shouldn’t be wasted, but neither should her health be harmed, ”said the former Prime Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
The veteran congressional leader corrected the trend in which six ministers from opposition-ruled states relocated the Supreme Court on Friday to request a review of its order that allowed the center to pass NEET and JEE entrance exams this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
On August 17, the Supreme Court refused to intervene in conducting medical and engineering entrance exams. NEET and JEE are supposed to take place in September and say that life must go on and that students must not lose a precious year due to the pandemic.