Press Trust of India|Oct 23, 2021
Punjab to file petition against NEET, JEE Main decision: Amarinder Singh
NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday, said that the state government will file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
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States like Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Odisha had already made similar statements.
The Punjab Chief Minister’s office, through its official social media account, informed: “Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directs AG to work with counterparts in other opposition ruled states to file review petitions in the Supreme Court on NEET/JEE exams.”
Chief Minister @capt_amarinder Singh directs AG to work with counterparts in other opposition ruled states to file review petition in SC on NEET/JEE exams. At VC with Sonia Gandhi , suggests going to PM together to seek GST compensation release, says `Not asking for moon’— CMO Punjab (@CMOPb) August 26, 2020
Singh also said that Punjab will be setting up a committee to “assess the impact” of the National Education Policy 2020 in the state.
Meanwhile, the National Testing Agency (NTA) said that it has planned several steps to conduct the exams safely including increasing the number of examination centers, alternate seating plan, fewer candidates per room and staggered entry and exit. NTA also released the NEET admit cards today at 12 pm.
The Supreme Court, in the last week, dismissed a plea seeking postponement of the two exams amid spurt in the number of COVID-19 cases, saying precious years of students "cannot be wasted" and life has to go on.
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