New Delhi: In view of the surge in Coronavirus cases, the central government on Thursday announced to postpone NEET-PG 2021 examination. The exam was scheduled to be held on April 18, 2021.
The next date would be decided later, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Twitter. "Decision has been taken keeping the well being of our young medical students in mind," he wrote on the micro-blogging site.
#NEETPG2021 POSTPONED !Health & safety of our young doctors is paramount. Next date to be decided after reviewing the situation later. @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA #Unite2FightCorona pic.twitter.com/5FFzcje3iB— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 15, 2021
#NEETPG2021 POSTPONED !Health & safety of our young doctors is paramount. Next date to be decided after reviewing the situation later. @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA #Unite2FightCorona pic.twitter.com/5FFzcje3iB
Telangana cancels class X SSC exams
Earlier on Thursday, the Telangana government cancelled the Secondary School Certificate board examination for the academic year 2020-21 in view of an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases. This decision was taken following a meeting with the Education minister and top officials from the department on April 15.
"Considering the present pandemic situation prevailing in the State and also keeping in view of the CBSE notification dated April 14, 2021, Government hereby cancels all 10th class Exams to be held from May 17, 2021," said Chitra Ramchandran, Special Secretary to Government.
She added that the results of class X students will be prepared on the basis of Objective criteria to be developed by the SSC Board, Telangana at a later date."Any candidate not satisfied with the marks allotted will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive,' said the special secretary.
The Central Government on April 14 cancelled the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) Class X exam while postponed the class XII exam.
The Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said "the Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June 14th, 2021 are postponed. Whereas, the Board Exams for Class Xth to be held from 4th May to June 14th 2021 are hereby cancelled." The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board.
For class XII, The situation will be reviewed on 1st June 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations.