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Delhi L-G permits JEE, NEET exams in capital, despite state opposition: Report

Delhi government had in a file conveyed to the L-G its recommendation to not hold JEE and NEET exams in the city, citing safety concerns for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic

August 30, 2020 / 12:02 PM IST

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The Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Delhi Anil Baijal has permitted JEE and NEET exams to be held in the city, following the Supreme Court order. The permission comes despite opposition from the state government.

A proposal for the same was brought before the L-G and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s (DDMA) last meeting, state government sources told the Business Standard.

Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.

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Delhi government conveyed to the L-G its recommendation to not hold JEE and NEET exams in the city, citing safety concerns for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sources said.

“However, the L-G returned the file giving his permission to hold the exams," they added.

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