[NEET-UG Exam] Start Bus Services From Early Morning And Increase Frequency Of Buses For Aspirants: Calcutta HC Directs State Authorities [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[NEET-UG Exam] Start Bus Services From Early Morning And Increase Frequency Of Buses For Aspirants: Calcutta HC Directs State Authorities [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay9 Sep 2020 10:12 PMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on Wednesday (09th September) asked the State authorities to make a sincere endeavour to start bus services for NEET-UG Aspirants from early morning on the day of the Examination and to increase the frequency of buses to enable the students at large to reach their respective examination centres in time.[NOTE: The examination in question is scheduled to be held on…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court on Wednesday (09th September) asked the State authorities to make a sincere endeavour to start bus services for NEET-UG Aspirants from early morning on the day of the Examination and to increase the frequency of buses to enable the students at large to reach their respective examination centres in time.[NOTE: The examination in question is scheduled to be held on 13th September, 2020.]The Single Bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty was hearing the plea of a NEET UG aspirant Souvik Panda seeking the directions of the Court “commanding the respondent authorities concerned to forthwith make separate arrangements for allowing the petitioner who is tested COVID-19 positive to participate in NEET-UG Examination on 13.09.2020 including all transport and medical facilities.”The Counsel for the petitioner submitted that the petitioner is a resident of the district of Purba Medinipur and he has been assigned an examination centre at Bhatter College at Dantan which is about 70 kilometres from his residence.He further contended that it would be impossible for the petitioner to reach the examination centre upon travelling such long-distance unless appropriate transport facility is provided by the State authorities.It was also submitted that the petitioner was found to be COVID-19 positive on 18th August 2020 and that the authorities may prevent him from appearing in the said examination at the said centre.Court’s OrderThe Court acknowledged the fact that the prayer for postponement of the NEET-UG Examination has been refused by the Hon’ble Supreme Court by an order dated 17th August 2020 and a review application filed thereafter by the State has also been dismissed on 4th September 2020. The examination in question is scheduled to be held on 13th September 2020.The Court was of the view that the importance of conducting the examination cannot be emphasized enough. However, the Court stressed that almost equally important is the possession of means for reaching the examination centres.In this context the Court Ordered,”In view of the present unprecedented situation which has been caused due to the COVID – 19 virus and as suburban and other scheduled trains are not in operation, it is expected that State authorities shall, upon empathetic consideration of the anxiety of the students, make a sincere endeavour to start bus services from early morning and to increase the frequency of buses to enable the students at large to reach their respective examination centres in time.”The AAG submitted before the court that in the event a copy of the writ petition along with the admit cards and other documents as annexed are forwarded by email to the Law Officer of the Transport Department then appropriate instruction would also be given by the competent authority to the respective Regional Transport Authorities.To this, the Court directed the Advocate on record of the Petitioner to immediately communicate all the documents to the Law Officer of the concerned Transport Department as well as to the Principal Secretary of the Transport Department along with a server copy of this order.Further, taking into account the fact that the petitioner was found COVID-19 positive on 18th August, the Court after perusing the exam-related advisory observed, “an elaborate procedure has been detailed to assist the candidates in every manner so that they can appear in the said examination peacefully.”The Court further observed that in the event the normal body temperature of the candidates is above 37.4O C and such candidates are displaying any symptom of Covid-19, they will be placed in a separate isolated room.The order of the Court states,”The said advisory had been issued by the respondent no.5 and the same is binding upon the respondent no.7 and all the examination centres and the same is required to be strictly followed. In view thereof, this Court directs that the centre-in charge of Bhatter College at Dantan to strictly comply with the advisory issued by the respondent no.5 so that the petitioner can appear in the said examination peacefully.” (emphasis supplied)The Advocate was also directed to communicate all the said documents and a copy of this order to the centre-in-charge of Bhatter College at Dantan, Paschim Medinipur (the examination centre of the Petitioner).It may be noted that at least 3 such orders were issued/passed by the Calcutta High Court (The bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty) Court on Wednesday (09th September).Case Details:Case Title: Souvik Panda v. the State of West Bengal & Ors.Case No.: W. P.A. No.7039 (W) of 2020Quorum: Justice Tapabrata ChakrabortyAppearance: Advocates Kallol Basu, Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Suman Banerjee, Pintu Karan and Akashdeep Mukherjee (for the Petitioner); AAG Abhratosh Mazumder (for the State); Ld. ASG Y.J. Dastoor and Advocate Siddhartha Lahiri (for the respondent nos.5 and 7).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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Jasenka Kranjčević, IZTZG: How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect health security in the tourism sector

first_imgIt is known that the health security of tourism significantly depends on compliance with health regulations, health opportunities, but also the organization of the national, regional and local public health system. Precisely this last fact showed that where there is a well-organized public health system on humane principles, the pandemic was kept under control as much as possible and did not significantly affect the overall health system. If no vaccine is found in the foreseeable future, in all areas where tourism takes place, it is necessary to ensure stricter social distance and hygiene (restaurants, beaches, public swimming pools, sports buildings, cultural buildings, souvenir shops, shops, etc.). In that case, it will be necessary to change / supplement the regulations, recommendations, plans and studies on possible reception capacities which regulate the maximum number of tourists, e.g. for beaches, hotels, swimming pools, etc.  Attachment: dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević: Tourism and Health Security “Tourism and health security“Is the title of a new professional paper from the Institute of Tourism, this time by dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević in which she commented on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect health security in the tourism sector.  It is known that tourism has an interdisciplinary dimension, and depending on its spatial coverage and intensity, so far it has been more or less monitored through its impact and connection with the economy, law, transport, environment, spatial planning, architecture, etc. work dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević. and adds that now that tourism has been hit by a pandemic, its perhaps neglected dimension is visible, and that is the health security of tourism, but in a different way. Also, Kranjčević emphasizes that given the mobility of tourists and the desire to change the destination, the question of the right to move and monitor movement arises. In the tourist promotion of Croatia, she should, among other things, emphasize and emphasize the tradition and results of the public health system, concludes Kranjčević. It is known that trust between tourist supply and demand takes a long time to build, and can be easily lost due to emergencies, which is perhaps the biggest problem. The pandemic has shown that health security in tourism (tourists, tourism stakeholders and the domicile population) may not have been highlighted enough, but has now proved very important and should be taken into account when planning and monitoring the sustainable development of tourism. Therefore, it may be time to establish new relationships at the global level, among other things, to monitor the sustainable development of tourism. center_img Perhaps medical, health, dental tourism and other types and forms of tourism will gain new meaning and be more strongly connected with health security and the health system, Kranjčević points out and emphasizes that a strong national and regional health system, as well as the ability to fast and quality response, certainly have a strong connection with tourism in the context of a sense of security of a destination. Tourism will be increasingly linked to health security2 and monitoring the public health system where tourism takes place. This means that in the new relations, the issue of health security will become an important segment in the preparation of travel, choosing a destination, but also the provision of services in tourism, believes Kranjčević. In the end, he points out that it is assumed that the feeling of health security in tourism will become one of the important impressions and challenges for the destination, but also for witnesses in tourism as well as the local population. Therefore, the perception of quality health security and services may be increasingly important for tourism, and it will be necessary to expand research in this regard as well. Therefore, perhaps now is the time to reconsider the existing principles and settings of sustainable tourism development, its interdisciplinarity, and thus the health security of tourism at all levels. The entire professional work of dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević read in the attachment: Regardless of how the recovery of the tourism industry after the pandemic is designed, there is no doubt that health security in tourism will gain a new dimension through the establishment of new relationships with the economy, law, transport, spatial planning, architecture, reception capacity, health, agriculture, culture , sports, etc. It is understood that not only the health security of tourism is important, but also the health security of the local population. Cover photo: Porapak Apichodilok/ Pexels.comlast_img read more

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