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Delhi HC Issues Notice On ABVP’s Petition Challenging CLAT, 2018; Asks Centre To Look Into It

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice on the Petition challenging Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), 2018 filed by Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), along with one candidate who appeared for CLAT UG and another law graduate who appeared for CLAT PG.

During the hearing, the petitioners asserted that CLAT shouldn’t be looked at as a mere competitive examination, but as a “selection examination”, as the scores facilitate admissions to Post-graduate courses as well, with several PSU’s taking in such candidates. ABVP was represented by Senior Advocate Chetan Sharma, who was briefed by Advocate Namit Saxena.

Justice Rekha Palli then asked Standing Counsel for the Centre, Kirtiman Singh to look into the issue, and directed the CLAT administration committee to file their counter-affidavit within one week. The matter has now been posted on 30 May.

ABVP’s Petition seeks the Court’s intervention against the “inconsistent, negligent, sub-standard and inefficient implementation” of CLAT-2018, which was conducted on 13 May for granting admissions to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate programs in the discipline of law offered at premier national law schools of India.

The Petition begins by highlighting the “mismanagement and incompetency” of the National Law Universities in conducting CLAT on rotational basis, and asserts, From the past many years, due to the irresponsible behaviour of the universities who negate the hard work being put down by thousands of aspirants, which leads to dreams being tarnished by the mere inconsistencies and repeated mismanagement.

It then goes on to contend that this year’s exam, conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, has been the worst conducted examination for entrance in National Law Schools till date.

It, therefore, alleges violation of fundamental rights of the appearing candidates before the Delhi High Court and demands that the exam be quashed and a fresh examination free from all hindrances be ordered.

The Petitioners also seek a thorough enquiry into affairs of CLAT 2018, along with a direction to the Union of India through Ministry of Law and Justice or through Ministry of Human Resource Development or any other autonomous organization like UPSC or SSC or BCI or CBSE to take over the conduction of CLAT.

Further, as in interim measure, it demands a stay on all further proceedings in CLAT, 2018, including the declaration of result. It also prays for restraining the CLAT committee for this year from tampering with any evidence of reported or unreported mismanagement.

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  • b kumar says:

    गौर करने वाली बात यह है कि SSC पेपर लीक मामले में जो कंपनी SIFY पर आरोप लगा है वहीँ कंपनी को NLU कोच्ची CLAT 2018 का एग्जाम का जिम्मा कैसे दे दिया? जबकि उसपर सीबीआई जाँच चल रही है. मेरा राइ यह है कि यहाँ पर भी एक घोटाला हुआ है जिसमें व्यापक स्तर पर गड़बड़ी फैलाकर कुछ लोगों (प्रतियोगियों) को गलत तरीके से फायदा पहुँचाया गया है. सभी 62 एग्जाम सेंटरों के cctv रिकार्डिंग का वेरिफिकेशन करना चाहिए जिसमें हुए अनियमितता पकड़ में आएगा और उनलोगों पर कठोर से कठोर चार्ज लगाना चाहिए जो परीक्षार्थियों के भविष्य के साथ खिलवाड़ किया है. यदि न्याय व्यवस्था के प्रथम बुनियाद हीं गलत तरीके से खड़ा किया जायेगा तो फिर भारतीय न्याय पालिका कितना मजबूत होगा.

  • Anurag Awasthi says:

    If clat is cancelled remember most exams are done online even in RBI where i work the promotion and entrance exam is done all over india and these problems are faced everywhere those 2% who know they have fared badly will ask for a retest so if in clat a retest is orderd for operational glitches i will file appeal in supreme court with a well paid lawyer to conduct retest of ALL ecams done online including last years clat in trumps words losers losers losers

  • kriti says:

    CLAT 2018 should be conducted again because mismanagement of nluas,kochi had done so why students should pay for it. i also prepared hard for it but i do not get any benefit i gave test at apex online solution, lalkothi, faridabad it is worst center i have faced many technical issues over there like keyboard and mouse did not working and even invigilators did not know how to operate pc and questions did not display for 10-15 mins. and even fans do not working there properly and we also didn’t get specific seat no. as prescribe into admit card and my test also submit before time.

  • Poonam says:

    THE Clat exam was conducted on 13 may 2018 and ward was also one of the examinees the management and technological infrastructure to conduct the exam was very poor the systems got shut in between the exams which created a situation of panic in the minds of students due to which paper did’not went well.This was passion for my child but due to mismanagement of the part of authorities my ward may not qualify the exam.

  • Soma Chatterjee says:

    CLAT 2018 should be reconducted for giving justice to the students who have toiled hard for over a year in its preparation. In future the examination should be conducted by a permanent body and an option of appearing in pen and paper mode should also exist

  • Jaya Mishra says:

    Pls we do pray for re conducting the Clat exams as its all about our future pls give us fair justice and re conduct the exams