Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 27
The Supreme Court on Monday requested the University Grants Commission (UGC) to reply to petitions difficult its directive to universities/schools to conduct remaining yr examinations by September 30.
A Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan requested the UGC to spell out its stand on greater than a dozen petitions filed by college students from throughout India and posted the matter for additional listening to on July 31.
The petitioners, together with a COVID-19 constructive scholar, identified that there have been many remaining yr college students, who both themselves or their members of the family had been hit by the pandemic.
On behalf of the UGC, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned a response can be filed by day after tomorrow i.e. July 29.
The prime court docket mentioned the petitioners can file their rejoinders, if any, by July 30.
The petitioners have demanded quashing of the July 6 UGC round directing universities to carry remaining yr examinations by September 30 this yr.
The petitioners wished the UGC to comply with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which has determined to carry examinations at a later date for college kids not happy with their marks given on the premise of inside evaluation.
The Aditya Thackeray-led Yuva Sena — youth wing of Shiv Sena — too had on Saturday moved the highest court docket looking for cancellation of ultimate yr college examinations in view of COVID19 pandemic.
It highlighted the truth that IITs and governments of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Pondicherry have already cancelled remaining yr examinations.
The prime court docket had on July 24 dismissed petition by National Students Union of India (NSUI) — the coed wing of Congress –seeking to cancellation/postponement of all pending examinations, saying the Centre would look into it.