Pleas Challenging UGC Directive To Wrap Final Year Exams By September 30 [LIVE UPDATES From SC]
UGC to reply by Wednesday. Rejoinder to be filed by Thursday. Matter to be taken up Friday.
Shyam Divan, for Aditya Thackarey, says if SG will file a reply by Wednesday, he should be allowed to file rejoinder by Thursday
SC indicates that they will take the matter up on Friday. SC also indicates that SG will be given 2 days to file reply.
MHA and HRD Ministry guidelines have stated that not more than 10 students in a room with social distancing will take place, adds SG
Alakh Alok for Petitioner says, if a date will be given there needs to be a stay on the guidelines. Today 50k cases reported, he informs
SG: In light of COVID, there were 3 situations envisaged for exams:
a. Either compete offline exams, like we used to take
b. Or complete online;
c. Or a merger of both.
SG says that "out of 818 universities in India, 394 are in the process of completing exams and 209 have already finished with exams.
And 35 have not reached final year."
Justice Bhushan asks Solicitor General Tushar Mehta if he wants time to seek instructions from #UGC.
SG: We are not concerned with all #exams. Only concerned with #finalyearexam