All state governments must oppose Union government iron handedly to press to defer the NEET and JEE exams as the spread of Covid-19 has been killing residents across India. The exam during covid is likely to create serious problems for students and authorities as the country is already struggling with an acute shortage of doctors and required infrastructure.
On Wednesday, Chief Ministers of several Opposition-ruled states had announced their decision to challenge the Centre and alleged that their rights were being undermined.
Apart from it, they have also decided to collectively move the Apex Court against the Union government’s plan to hold the NEET for medical colleges and JEE for engineering colleges in September.
The adamancy of central government for NEET and JEE in September has once again exposed the non-seriousness of government authorities.
There are many senior officers, who are claiming to have made all required arrangements for tests, but their claims are only on papers as our health department authorities do not have even basic infrastructure like ventilators. There are many states in the country, where the number of ventilators is only in hundreds while lakhs of vacancies of doctors have been lying vacant.
Government hospitals have been facing flak for a sharp rise in deaths during treatment of covid patients while private hospitals are facing the ire for overcharging.
Under such a serious scenario the deferment of the exam is the best option and central government should not put the lives of lakhs of youngsters at grave risk by calling them for the exam.