The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been asked by the Delhi High Court to deem the representation of a parent body, which authorizes the final year students of different universities to use hostels or PG accommodation during the examinations. These facilities are neared in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Justice Jayant Nath asserted that the authorities may consider the writ petition as an articulation and treat it according to the law while unloading of the petition filed by Telangana Parents Foundation founder Juwadi Sagar Rao.
The petition also authorized the Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Higher Education, and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to take measures to conduct final year exams and entrance exams without disturbing the students.
The plea, filed by the advocates Shravan Kumar and R Balaji, stated that government, private hostels, and paying guest accommodation are neared except for some government university-run hostels due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The petition states that this is causing a lot of complication to the final year students of several universities, who belong to rural areas and who live in private hostels or PG accommodation.
It notified that Rao has sought relaxation of restrictions to give a representation to the Center to allow final year students to stay in hostels and PG accommodation during their exams and to take it to the Higher Education Department for appropriate action.
It demanded that during the Covid-19 epidemic, all the students in various private and government hostels and PG accommodation could be authorized to stay so that they could appear in the examination taking all the needed precautions