Live Updates: SC dismisses review petition on NEET, JEE Main decision
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India will hear a review petition challenging its order allowing the JEE Main and NEET 2020 entrance examinations to be held in September. The petition was filed by six opposition-ruled states and will be heard at 1:30 pm. The plea was filed by ministers from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Maharashtra on August 28. Earlier, on August 17, the SC dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by students' demanding postponement of examination to December due to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The entrance exam for engineering, JEE Main 2020, began on September 1 and will be held till September 6. Close to half the candidates missed the first day of exams, for architecture and planning, and attendance was 81.08% on day-two and 82.14% on day-three of the exam. The entrance test for medicine, NEET 2020, is scheduled to be conducted on September 13. As per the testing body, National Testing Agency it has successfully conducted JEE Main 2020 on September 1, 2 and 3.
A three judge SC bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan will hear the review plea.
The Supreme Court will hear a review petition challenging its order allowing the JEE Main and NEET 2020 entrance examinations to be held in September. The plea was filed by ministers from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Maharashtra on August 28.
Supreme Court dismisses review petition on NEET, JEE
The Supreme Court has dismissed the review petition filed by cabinet ministers of six states challenging August 17 Order rejecting postponement of NEET-UG and JEE Main examinations, Live Law reports.
Supreme Court decision on NEET, JEE in the evening
The Supreme Court order on the review petition will be uploaded by evening, reports Bar and Bench. The order will clarify whether the review petition has been admitted or rejected by the Supreme Court.
Since this is an in-chamber consideration, the Supreme Court bench will either admit or dismiss the petition. The decision on admitting or dismissing the review petition will be pronounced by the bench as soon as the consideration is over.
SC hearing on NEET, JEE Main
The Supreme court has begun the in-chamber consideration on the review petition on its verdict on JEE Main and NEET.
Advocate Alokh Srivastava writes to education minister, requests more attempts for JEE advanced
Advocate Alokh Srivastava, who represented the PIL demanding JEE Main, NEET postponement, has appealed to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' to increase the number of allowed attempts in a year for JEE Advanced.
On behalf of few JEE Advanced aspirants belonging to rural & underprivileged sections, I have requested @DrRPNishank to increase JEE Advanced Attempts.— Alakh Alok Srivastava (@advocate_alakh) September 4, 2020
I am working pro bono (without any fees) in this case too🙏🏻
JEE aspirants may share their views on-
Supreme Court to convene on NEET, JEE Main petition soon
The Supreme Court bench will convene for in-chamber hearing on the review petition on the NEET, JEE Main verdict soon.
Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, defending the Supreme Court verdict that allowed NTA to conduct exams in September, had said that a large number of candidates and parents wanted to take the entrance examinations.
SC: Postponement of NEET 2020, JEE will put 'career of students in jeopardy'
On August 17, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition seeking postponement of NEET 2020 and JEE Main, scheduled in September. The PIL was filed by eleven students from 11 states demanding postponement of JEE Main and NEET 2020. The Supreme Court while dismissing the postponement petition observed that postponement of the NEET 2020 and JEE will put the 'career of students in jeopardy'. Nearly 25 lakh students have registered to appear for the national level engineering and medical entrance examinations scheduled to be held in September.
Protest over JEE, NEET in September
Earlier students from all over the country protested and raised their voice to postpone the NEET and JEE Main 2020 to December. However keeping the students future and impact on studies Supreme Court gave orders to conduct NEET and JEE Main with well defined SOP on announced dates in September.
The JEE Main exams have started from September 1 onwards. On the first day, only 54 percent of registered candidates turned up for exams. By day 3, the percentage of students rose to 82%. NEET 2020 is set to begin from September 13.
SC to do "in-chamber" hearing today
The SC bench will do "in-chamber" hearing today, only Judges will be present. According to Advocate Sunil Fernades, no lawyer will be allowed to attend or argue. The judges will either dismiss the Review petition or list it before the open court for arguments, at any date after today.
PLEASE NOTE : #ReviewPetition Hearing tmr will be "in chamber" - only Judges will be present. No lawyer including myself will be allowed to attend or argue. 2. the judges will either dismiss the #Review tmr itself or list it before open court for arguments, at any date after tmr. https://t.co/ALElbIuzQk— SUNIL FERNANDES (@hisunil) September 3, 2020
Advocate Alakh Alok Nath files PIL seeking NEET postponement
A plea has also been filed by Advocate Alakh Alok Nath seeking NEET postponement, it is likely to be listed on September 7. He represented the 31 students who demanding cancellation of final year examinations, also represented students in the PIL demanding postponement of NEET, JEE Main.
Six minister had moved SC against NEET, JEE Main
Six Ministers of opposition-ruled states moved the Supreme Court on August 28 seeking review of its order permitting the Centre to conduct NEET and JEE entrance exams. The review plea has been filed by ministers from West Bengal (Moloy Ghatak), Jharkhand (Rameshwar Oraon), Rajasthan (Raghu Sharma), Chhattisgarh (Amarjeet Bhagat), Punjab (B S Sidhu) and Maharashtra (Uday Ravindra Sawant).
SC Bench to hear plea at 1:30 PM
While the JEE Main first session is underway on the fourth day, which will be over by 12 PM. The Supreme Court three judnge bench will hear the case at 1:30 PM today demanding postponment of JEE Main and NEET 2020.