Bhubaneswar: After announcing free transport and accommodation for the students appearing for JEE (Mains) and NEET 2020, Odisha government released a fresh set of guidelines for smooth conduct of the examinations in the state.
The office of Special Relief Commissioner released the order in addition to previous regulations.
The guidelines are as follows:
- No lockdown or shutdown will be in force in the seven examination cities from August 30- September 7 and from September 9-14.
- All candidates and their guardian, if any, as well as the examination personnel, are allowed to travel from their place of stay to the examination cities/examination centres either in their personal vehicles or hired or public service vehicle.
- Copy of the candidates’ admit cards including soft copies or any other document held by the candidates and any document held by the examination personnel and staff/ representatives of service providers in support of their deployment shall be considered as valid movement pass throughout the state.
- The organisers have been asked to ensure all safety protocols relating to COVID-19. Physical distancing, mask-wearing, no spitting in a public place, personal hygiene and sanitation, etc. should be duly maintained inside the centre. The District Authority will ensure the same outside the examination centres.
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy had on Friday said that candidates without own transport to reach the examination centre or accommodation should register for availing the government transport and accommodation. The state government will provide buses to ferry candidates from their home town to the designated entrance venue.