While Congress party is protesting the Central government’s move to conduct JEE/NEET examinations, in Rajasthan, more than 10 lakh students will appear for examinations like D.El.Ed, board supplementary, constable recruitment in the next three months. CBSE is also trying to conduct a supplementary examination from 6 to 13 of September for around 1000 students.

Although the Institute’s organizing examinations are stating that they are taking all the necessary precautions, the risk is always there.

Authorities in Bikaner, who are conducting D.El.Ed examinations for more than 6 lakh students, said, “We have increased the number of examination centers and will be keeping a gap of 2 meters between two students. Students will not be allowed to enter and leave the premises in groups.”

Similarly, the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) will be conducting their board exam supplementary papers starting from September 3 to 12. Around 1.17 lakh students will give the exams in 235 exam centers across the state.

G P Singh, coordinator Government Dungar College, Bikaner, that is conducting this year’s Rajasthan Pre-Teacher Eligibility Test (PTET), said that they have increased examination centers by 700 and it will be held in morning and evening shifts.

“More than 5 lakh students will sit for the examination, so this is a necessity to increase the centers and to conduct the examination in two shifts. The date is yet to be decided, but we will take all the necessary precautions,” said Singh.

On Friday, state PCC president Govind Singh Dotasra criticized the Central government’s move of going ahead with the NEET/JEE examinations despite students’ protest.

Reacting to this statement, former education minister Vasudev Devnani said that this is the sheer hypocrisy of the Congress government who, for their political benefit, is blind towards the academic loss that students are going to suffer.

“Just because Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to go ahead with the examination doesn’t mean the Congress party needs to protest against it on directions of Sonia Gandhi. In Rajasthan, when more than 6 lakh students will appear for D.El.Ed won’t, then students will be exposed to coronavirus. In NEET, only 1 lakh students in Rajasthan will appear with a rule to have 12 students in one room. Then what is the harm? This is the hypocrisy of Congress party,” said Devnani.

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