Priyam Dave|Oct 21, 2021
AIAPGET 2020: Plea filed by 17 doctors seeking postponement of the exam
NEW DELHI: On August 17, 2020, a Petition was filed in the Supreme Court by 17 Ayurvedic and Homeopathic doctors to postpone the All India AYUSH Postgraduate Entrance Test - AIAPGET exam. The doctors have completed their graduation in Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS).
AIAPGET 2020 entrance examination is scheduled to be conducted on August 29 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and considering that the COVID-19 cases are still on the rise, the doctors have demanded the postponement in the Plea.
Petition to postpone AIAPGET examination
"If they (petitioners) would leave to the place of their exam centre and then quarantined for 14-days as per the local rules, then there will be a grave scarcity of the respective doctors at their COVID-19 posting hospitals, due to which the COVID-19 patients will suffer irreparable injuries," said the plea, filed through advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava reports Press Trust of India (PTI).
The plea further mentioned that August 11, 2020, notice is "violative of unlock-3 guidelines" issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, which has categorically directed that schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31. The COVID-19 crisis is worsening in India by each passing day and the number of daily added COVID-19 tally is increasing alarmingly.
Conduct AIAIPGET 2020 after COVID-19 normalcy
The plea filed by the 17 doctors has also stated that the National Testing Agency (NTA) which is the conducting body of AIAPGET 2020, should consider conducting the entrance test after the situation gets normal along with giving one-month advance notice to the aspirants.
The plea alleged that authorities have "overlooked" that many states have refused to allow conducting of any professional or non-professional exams at this stage and it is likely to cause unimaginable harassment to the aspirants. the authorities have also ignored the circumstances of the candidates belonging to Bihar, Assam and other flood-affected states where conducting online or offline examinations is not possible at this stage reported PTI.
(Inputs from PTI)
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