NTA Postpones NEET UG : The NEET UG 2023 Examination has been postponed for candidates who have been given examination centres in Manipur, and their exam will be held at a later date.
In view of the current situation in Manipur, MoS Education Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh reportedly written to the National Testing Agency (NTA) requesting that they “explore the possibility of rescheduling” the exam.
In an official statement published on Saturday, the NTA stated, “This is to inform you that the NEET (UG)-2023 Exam has been postponed for the candidates who were allotted examination Centres in the state of Manipur, and their exam will be held at a later date.”
“Around 8,751 students were scheduled to sit for the NEET exams in Manipur tomorrow,” Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh said. However, due to the current state of affairs, pupils are unable to take the exam due to broadband and internet connectivity concerns. As a result, I recommended that the NTA reschedule or postpone the exam for exam venues throughout the state. The NTA has issued a notification on the postponement of the exam in Manipur exam centres. However, I would want to reassure students and parents that the tests will be held as soon as the situation improves.”
On May 3, violence erupted in Manipur during a rally organised by the All Tribals Students Union (ATSU) to protest the inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.
The situation in Manipur has been brought under control, according to the Home Ministry and the Indian Army, following concerted operations by all parties. The violence, however, has expanded from the hill districts to other areas of the state, notably Imphal Valley, which has been practically besieged since. Mobs went on a rampage through Thursday, burning houses and vehicles supposedly belonging to a specific tribal tribe.
The situation is being closely monitored by the central and state governments, and attempts are being made to keep the state peaceful.
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