Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 23
The Supreme Court on Thursday mentioned petitions difficult University Grants Commission’s route to universities to carry last 12 months examinations by September amid the COVID-19 pandemic could be taken up for listening to after two days.
A Bench headed by Justice LN Rao – earlier than which a petition by 31 college students from 13 states and one UT looking for cancellation of ultimate 12 months examinations got here up – mentioned the matter could be heard by the Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan after two days.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted an analogous petition was heard and dismissed by Justice Bhushan’s Bench. Mehta was referring to National Students’ Union’s petition that was disposed of on Thursday by a Bench led by Justice Bhushan.
The college students have demanded quashing of the July 6 UGC round directing universities to carry last 12 months examinations by September 30.
The Aditya Thackeray-led Yuva Sena – youth wing of Shiv Sena – had on Saturday moved the Supreme Court looking for cancellation of ultimate 12 months college examinations in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
It highlighted the truth that IITs and governments of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Pondicherry had already cancelled last 12 months examinations.
Centre advised to fill vacancies in NGT
Another Bench of the highest courtroom on Thursday termed as “appalling” scenario on the emptiness within the National Green Tribunal and directed the federal government to inform in 10 days all current vacancies and anticipated vacancies within the subsequent six months.
The Centre assured the highest courtroom that notification for filling up 9 vacancies could be issued by the top of this month.
A Bench led by Justice AM Khanwilkar identified that at current there have been about 14 vacancies – seven judicial members and 7 technical members – within the NGT.
“This is an appalling situation concerning the premier institution such as National Green Tribunal, which is required to deal with environmental issues. That cannot be countenanced,” it mentioned.
The NGT is presently functioning with the power of solely seven judges (one chairman, three judicial members and three technical members) regardless of the mandate of the National Green tribunal Act to make sure that the minimal variety of members shall not be lower than 10.