Central trade unions wrote to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday, urging him to defer the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) scheduled on January 8 in view of their planned countrywide strike.
The Joint All India Entrance Examination for admission to engineering and medical courses is scheduled on 6-10 January.
A united platform of 10 central trade unions on September 30 had given a call for a countrywide general strike on January 8 over the government’s alleged failure to respond to demands of workers.
Owing to the proposed strike, there may be a dislocation of normal traffic movement as transport sector employees are also participating in it. The students appearing in the examination on January 8 may face problems in commuting, the CTUs said in a letter to the minister.
“We request you to please intervene in the matter appropriately so that the exam on January 8 is deferred to some other date to ensure that the examinees do not face any problem,” they said.
As per the information given by the NTA to indianexpress.com, this year, 9.3 lakh (9,34,608) candidates have applied for the exam.
Source: PTIPosted in National, News