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Andhra Pradesh SSC, Inter exams 2021 to held as per schedule, Opposition demands cancellation

All the Opposition parties - TDP, BJP, Jana Sena and Congress - have been demanding the government to either cancel or postpone the year-end examinations, particularly for SSC and intermediate, as the pandemic was again peaking.

By: PTI | Amaravati (ap) |
April 24, 2021 11:08:45 am
inter exam cancel news, cancel board exams, ssc exam cancel, bieap inter exam date, 10th ap exam date, covid ap exam cancel news,Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the authorities to hold the examinations by following all protocols. Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty/ Representational image

The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday said the class 10 or SSC and intermediate examinations would be held as per schedule amid a demand by the Opposition parties to cancel or postpone them in view of Covid-19 spread.

The degree and engineering examinations too would be conducted, the government said. At a high-level review meeting on the prevailing Covid situation, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the authorities to hold the examinations by following all protocols.

Ensure that the students do not suffer any loss and conduct the examinations. Follow all Covid protocols while conducting the exams, a press release quoted the Chief Minister as saying. He asked the officials not to be lax in this.

All the Opposition parties – TDP, BJP, Jana Sena and Congress – have been demanding the government to either cancel or postpone the year-end examinations, particularly for SSC and intermediate, as the pandemic was again peaking.

Meanwhile, the release said Jagan had a telephonic conversation with Bharat Biotech Managing Director Krishna Yella and Hetero Drugs Managing Director B Parthasarathy Reddy asking them for adequate doses of the COVID vaccine and Remdesivir injections.

The Chief Minister has decided to provide free vaccination to an estimated 2.04 crore people in the 18-45 age group in the State. He directed the Health Department officials to immediately place orders for the vaccine to meet the demand.

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