On Friday, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of the plea against UGC order to maintain final year exams to August 18. A plea was being heard by the Supreme Court against the order of the UGC to conduct the final year exams by September 30.
The hearing began at 10:30 am in front of a bench of Justices Subhash Reddy, Ashok Bhushan, and MR Shah, and the hearing continued till 1 pm.
Arguing for petitioners, Senior Advocate Shyam divan instructed the Courtroom that the college students representing a homogeneous class are equally essential as different college students of different year batches.
He mentioned that one cannot one-measurement suits all methods as college students are dealing with severe issues of communication, transportation, and many schools in Maharashtra are being used as quarantine services.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi, senior advocate appearing for an additional petitioner, said that all the students across India cannot be expected to have identical services. There are many schools that have not had lessons.
A thought-about view was taken by Delhi and Maharashtra to cancel the exams after consulting with the VCs of the state universities. The VCs mentioned that there are many college students who are digitally handicapped.
Singhvi mentioned the April 15, May 1, and June 29 notification of UGC had realized the pandemic state of affairs and had given the flexibility of the universities to either conduct exams or skip it. But now when the pandemic has reached its peak, the UGC has maintained it necessary to conduct examinations.
The Nationwide Catastrophe Administration act ay have an overriding impact over the UGC act and these are simply pointers, argued Advocate Shyam Divan.
He added that the NDMA is in pace right now because of the pandemic. It is particular legislation that can dominate over states and any breach under this act by states can appeal to penal penalties.
On Thursday, an affidavit was filed by the House ministry within the Supreme Court saying that relaxations have been given to universities and schools by it throughout the nation. It had also allowed the state to open the conduct of final year examination which can be held in accordance with an order issued by the College Grants Fee (UGC).