In his latest order, Mira Bhayandar Municipal Commissioner Chandrakant Dange directed stationery, books and Xerox centres to open with an immediate effect to help migrant labours and students. On Monday, migrants were seen queuing about half a kilometre for the medical certificate and they are finding it difficult to fill the online form. The decision came after the central government announced the IIT-JEE Exam and NEET entrance exams dates.
To control the spreading of coronavirus infection, MBMC Commissioner IAS Chandrakant Dange has implemented complete Lockdown here. From Monday, some relaxation was given to supermarkets and Kirana stores. After news reports published about migrant labours’ suffering, the commissioner decided to open the stationery, Xerox and books shops. According to sources, MBMC is considering taking back its previous order and might decide to fill the offline form also. However, the latest order says that stationery, books and Xeror centre will remain open from Tuesday till Friday from 9 am to 9 pm.
“This decision is to help migrant workers and students. Nevertheless, social distancing is mandatory. If anybody violates the rules then he will be prosecuted and will be booked under section 11 of the Maharashtra COVID-19 Regulation Act, 2020 and section 188 of IPC 1860,” said Commissioner Dange.
IIT-JEE, NEET exams to be held in July
The Centre government on Tuesday said Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) for admission into top engineering colleges and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission into medical colleges will be held between 18 July and 26 July, ending the suspense of nearly 3 million students.
While JEE (Mains), the first leg of the two-tier JEE entrance will take place in multiple windows between 18 July and 23 July, NEET exam will be conducted on 26 July, human resource development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said. The minister said he had a discussion with the health ministry on NEET and they have agreed on the dates. While almost 1.6 million medical aspirants sit for the NEET exam, around 1.3 million appear for the JEE mains.