The Chhattisgarh government has decided to provide free transport facility to the candidates appearing for the Joint Entrance Exam or JEE (Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET (UG) 2020 to be held next month. About 13,500 candidates will appear in JEE exam across the state for which five centres have been set up.
As per reports, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has instructed all district collectors to ensure free transport to and fro for candidates from their areas to examination centres. To facilitate inter-departmental coordination the CM has also directed that district nodal officers be appointed to plan with Regional Transport Office (RTO) and District Transport Office (DTO) to arrange buses, vans and other vehicles.
Earlier, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and several other Chief Ministers in the country had demanded to postpone the exam in the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases. However, the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts medical and engineering entrance exams, has decided to hold NEET on September 13 and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains from September 1 to 6.
To avail the facility candidates have to register themselves with nodal officers. Collectors have been directed to immediately release the contact numbers of nodal officers. Candidates will be allowed to board vehicles on production of their admit cards. With girl students one person can accompany during journey, and the expenditure of the entire travel will be borne by the state government.
Total number of Corona cases in the state has crossed 30,000. The Chief Minister has instructed to strictly maintain physical distancing norms in view of the coronavirus pandemic during the travel.
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