As the results of AIIMS MBBS entrance examination is to be announced on June 18, the Delhi High Court has sought to know the stand of the Centre, AIIMS and the Unique Identification Authority of India on a petition filed by an aspiring medical student seeking quashing of this year’s AIIMS entrance examination ruing how he was not allowed to sit for the test only because the QR Code in his Aadhar Card could not be scanned at the examination centre in Karnataka.
Abhimanyu Bishnoi moved high court narrating how he was turned away from the examination centre in Gulbarga, Karnataka on May 25 with the mandatory admit card, photographs and his original Aadhaar card.
To his shock, when he produced the Aadhar card for verification at the gate of the examination centre, the staff engaged in the verification process told him that the QR Code on his card could not be scanned and that his Aadhar Card is not genuine.
He was not allowed to sit for the examination for which, he said, he had been preparing for over two years.
In his petition filed through advocate Akshay Srivastava, Senior Associate at PSP Legal along with Advocate Prakhar Deep, Associate at Link Legal and Advocate Kaustav Som, Bishnoi says he write to the Controller of examination but in vain and missed a valuable opportunity solely because of mismanagement of the authorities conducting the test and the verification.
They also contended that the applicant was issued the admit card only after he had provided all his details including the Aadhar number in the online application.
His counsel also informed the court that the QR Code of Aadhar card was being verified at the centre by using a mobile Application.
It was also argued that in terms of Section 4(3) and 7 of Aadhaar Act, 2016 physical presence of Aadhaar card was sufficient proof of identity and person could not be denied any benefit merely on the basis of failure in authentication while alleging mismanagement on part of AIIMS.
They have urged the court to quash the AIIMS Entrance Examination – 2018 and direct a fresh examination to be conducted within a reasonable period while also seeking a stay on the publication of final result cum merit list till the disposal of this Petition.
The counsel submitted that grave injustice would be caused to the petitioner if the results of the exam is declared without providing him another opportunity.
The matter will now come up on June 8.