In view of the countrywide strike, central trade unions have proposed the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to postpone the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2020, scheduled for January 8, 2020.
The general countrywide strike to be held on January 8 was announced by 10 central trade unions on September 30, 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.
When asked about the postponement, they said, “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.
As per the notification released by the NTA, around 9.3 lakh (9,34,608) candidates have applied for the exam, this year.