The Odisha government has decided to provide all the transportation and accommodation to needy candidates appearing Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2020 and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said that “There will no restrictions on the movement of JEE Main candidates, their parents and officials who will conduct the exams. They can avail government transport facilities for free to travel to the exam centres and back.”
As per the directions of the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the State government will make necessary arrangements for transportation and accommodation for the candidates,” said Tripathy.
He also asked JEE aspirants to share their details with nodal ITI principals. “If information is not received by August 31, it will be difficult for us to make the arrangements.”
He also added that “The district administration and police have been directed to facilitate their travel.”
Free accommodation for needy examinees will be arranged at polytechnic institutes, engineering colleges and ITIs. The OSRTC buses will ply candidates to the exam centres,” Skill Development Secretary Sanjay Singh said.
Chief Secretary further informed that 37,000 students would appear the JEE exam across 26 centres in seven cities of the state.
Meanwhile, a review petition has been filed by ministers from six states – West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan, against the August 17 order of SC allowing the central government to hold NEET and JEE in September.