As the number of NEET postgraduate examination centres has increased by four, Madurai MP Su. Venkatesan has demanded that candidates from Tamil Nadu who were previously issued admit cards for centres outside the state be re-allocated.
Mr. Venkatesan stated in a memorandum to Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya that 14 centres were initially designated in Tamil Nadu. However, four new centres were assigned to Virudhunagar, Dindigul, Chengalpet, and Tiruppur after a request from the MP for an increase in the number of centres was made to the Executive Director of the National Board of Examinations, Dr. Pawanindra Lal, on February 24.
“Yet, students who were earlier, issued admit cards for centres outside Tamil Nadu have not been given new admit cards for centres within Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Since the date of examination is scheduled on September 11, they have to be given an option for changing the centre from other State to the one in Tamil Nadu at the earliest,” the MP said.
This will ensure that students need not undertake long travel when the risk of getting infected by coronavirus was still not over.
The Minister should ensure that all candidates from Tamil Nadu were accommodated in the centres within the State itself.