Chennai: The Madras high court has directed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to re-allot examination centres in Tamil Nadu to the candidates, who were allotted examination centres located in neighbouring Kerala, Rajasthan and other states, to appear for the forthcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Neet).
Disposing a petition filed by S. Kalimuthu Mylavan, an advocate of Madras high court, came up for hearing before the Division Bench comprising Justice Huluvadi G. Ramesh and Justice M. Dhandapani, the bench said, “because of allotment of exam centres in other states the candidates will have to travel long distance and there will be financial implications on those candidates. It appears that many candidates who have applied are from rural areas who cannot afford for travelling and accommodation. Further as rightly pointed out by the counsel for the petitioner, safety is the most important aspect.”
The bench said “In view of the above stated circumstances we direct CBSE that in respect of candidates who have been allotted centres in Kerala, Rajasthan or other faraway places or in other states, shall be allotted centres adjacent to their place of residence or at least in TN at the earliest. The revised allotment shall be initiated to candidates by publishing in website or newspaper.
Similarly, candidates who have been allotted centres in other states can apply in the local Neet exam centre and get fresh allotment at the earliest.
On such representation the same shall be considered by authorities in proper manner as directed above and such details shall be published.”...