The Delhi High Court has the chance to give the answer within one week on the plea filed by final year law students. The petitioners asked that DU should organize supplementary exams for students who had back in the previous semesters.
Justice Prathiba M Singh heard the case in physical court. Also, she warned that if the DU Authority failed to file the answers hence the bench will fine them with a penalty.
The Delhi High Court offered the last opportunity for the filing of an additional affidavit by DU, subject to payment of Rs 5,000 as charges.
After the counsel for the Delhi University pleaded that the case may be taken up via video conferencing. The High Court registered it for further hearing on October 7 through video conferencing.
The Court has already asked to give a proper reply over the matter, but couldn’t receive one from the varsity.
The High Court was hearing a petition filed by Sandesh Jha and other through lawyers Amit Sharma and Satyam Singh asking to administer the supplementary examination as per the provisions that survived before the notification released on August 22, 2017, and notice dated October 9, 2017.
The petition sought ways to the respondents to set-up an instrument to allow the petitioners to take supplementary exams for papers of initial, second, third, and fourth semesters respectively. With the supplementary exams for the papers of the fifth and sixth semester as and when decided by the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
On July 28 the court directed DU to file a further affidavit indicating whether there was a plan of holding supplementary examinations for odd semesters for last semester students. Also, with the examination for the last semester students. And if so when was the same discontinued and whether DU needs any consent from the Bar Council of India for holding the supplementary examinations and if so, whether it has obtained the same for the new system.
Amit Sharma had submitted that the varsity has not given a reply. In spite of the direction from the court to file an explained reply. He argued that he is challenging the legality of the message of DU of August 22, 2017, and also informed the court that the university has not replied to RTI filed by them either.
The petitioners had moved to the High Court against the new scheme acquainted by the university. As per which a final year student, who has not passed any exams from the initial four semesters, may give the same at the regular examination held at the conclusion of each semester.