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Dr Jitendra Singh’s efforts go in a vain
NTA refuses to establish examination centre in Jammu
9/26/2020 11:55:28 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 26: Personal efforts of Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, to convince the National Testing Agency (NTA) to establish an examination centre in Jammu didn’t yield any results as the candidates from Jammu region had to visit other states to take All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2020, which was held across the country on Saturday.
According to sources hundreds of Jammu based candidates had filled up the forms to take part in AILET and during filling of the forms, the test conducting agency, National Testing Agency (NTA) had reportedly given an option of selecting examination centre in Jammu.
Sources said that as the exam was scheduled to be held on 26 September, when the NTA uploaded the roll number slips as well as details of the examination centres, the Jammu based candidates found their examination centres either in Punjab or in other places in Jammu.
“Even for the Kashmir based candidates, an examination centre was established in Srinagar. Facing such discrimination the Jammu based candidates approached Dr Jitendra Singh, who took personal interest in the entire matter”, sources said.
Dr Jitendra Singh had also tweeted from his official twitter handle about the issue in the third week of September. The tweet reads, “On Students demand, #Jammu included as centre for National Law University Entrance Test.”
A brief about representation was also uploaded by Dr Singh, which reads, “Last night a representation was received from Jammu region’s aspirant candidates complaining that Jammu had not been included as Examination Centre for National Law University, New Delhi Entrance (AILET 2020) scheduled for 26th of September. Issue was taken up this morning with the Union Education Minister and within minutes, Jammu has been included as an Examination Centre. Aspirant candidates are advised to visit the online site again and download a fresh Admit Card with Jammu Centre as option.”
However despite Dr. Jitendra Singh’s personal intervention the examination centre for Jammu based candidates was not established in Jammu and as per candidates, they had to visit other states including Amritsar Punjab to take the exams.
“Is it not a discrimination with Jammu based candidates that they are denied an examination centre by NTA, while for Kashmir based candidates the NTA had made the examination centre? We are thankful to Dr. Jitendra Singh for taking personal initiative but it should be taken to its logical conclusion as why the NTA had not made examination centre for Jammu based candidates, despite giving option during the filling of forms as well as after giving assurance to Dr Singh”, a candidate said.
Pertinently, AILET examination screens candidates for admission to BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD programmes offered by the National Law University Delhi.
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