The Grievance Redressal Committee constituted as per court order for DU OBE has moved to the High Court. The committee claims that Delhi University is not complying with the court’s order and not allowing them to perform its functions.
Notice has been issued by the court to Delhi University after the matter was listed in court. The case was heard by the single bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh.
Under the auspices of Retired Justice Pratibha Rani, the court had set up the grievance redressal committee while giving a nod to conduct DU OBE. The other members of the Grievance Redressal Committee are Advocate Kamal Gupta, Professor K.S. Rao, Senior Advocate BB Gupta, and Professor Kavita Sharma.
The committee was directed to handle all the grievances of the final year students appearing for DU OBE. All the major issues including technical glitches, downloading of question papers, delay in downloading or uploading of answer scripts, and all other issues were to be addressed by the GRC.
The University of Delhi was therefor redirected to provide the password of the email ID set up for grievances to Justice Rani. So, Justice Rani, the chairperson of the committee was officially assigned the authority to have access to the grievance redressal emails.
The Dean Examinations of Delhi University was further held with the responsibility to make the arrangements to enable GRC. The arrangements included the enabling of the Grievance Redressal committee to meet him either in his office or virtually.
In an appeal before the Delhi HC, the GRC has brought forward that the University of Delhi is not complying with the directions of the court. Thus the University is making it difficult for the committee to adhere by the directions of the court and fulfill its duties.
The students representative Advocate Shubham Saket and Akash Sinha has supported the appeal headed by GRC. They further included that the University of Delhi is not complying with the directions issued by Delhi HC.
Matter of Grievance Redressal Committee to be heard on August 14
Surprisingly the University of Delhi has already filed a plea before the High Court against the GRC.
The University of Delhi on 11th August has filed an appeal to the High Court to reconsider its directions. Furthermore, the University has demanded to prohibit the Grievance Redressal committee to ensure transparency. DU in its appeal has further demanded to wave off the additional one hour provided to students to appear for OBE.
The appeal filed by DU would be heard before the High Court on August 14. Through the appeal, DU has demanded to eliminate the directions issued by the single Judge Bench while permitting OBE.