Various petitions in the DU exams matter will be heard by the Delhi High Court on July 30. This is because the apex court is also hearing a similar matter and is listed for Tuesday.
On Friday, a single-judge bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh had noted on video conferencing that the Kuhad Committee report had been submitted in a sealed envelope.
Several petitions were being heard by the bench regarding DU exams. The SG Mr. Tushar Mehta had informed the court that the guidelines of UGC were being challenged in these petitions on various grounds. This matter has been listed by the bench for July 30.
Advocate Shivankar Sharma, appearing for a petitioner, submitted that the mock tests for DU exams are supposed to begin from July 27. To which, Senior Advocate Mr. Sachin Datta who is appearing for the Delhi University said that the mock tests will be held in two phases. The first phase includes only uploading and downloading.
Justice Pratibha M. Singh stated that the order of the court date July 7 should be implemented in the matter. She added that the mock should be the same as the final exams.
Mr. Sharma added that since there will be more than 10 lakh students trying to send their answer sheets through email might get stuck. What technical measures are being taken to overcome this? Only a single email id is provided.
The bench had also observed that the measures were not there in the circular. But Mr. Sachin Datta submitted that everything will be taken care of.
It was also noted by Justice Pratibha that the features and facilities to be introduced in the mock tests were not fully implemented by the university. The defending counsel has submitted that he will take the instructions on this and revert by Monday.
For the particular issue, the matter has been listed by the Court for July 27.
Notice CEO of CSC Academy has been also been issued by the Court to Mr. Dinesh Tyagi to look into the preparedness of conducting the exams of students outside of Delhi. Mr. Datta and Mr. Rupal have been asked by the Court to take instructions as to whether there are private players involved in this.