A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan is hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on a petition by the UGC to postpone the examination. The court asked the government in this matter whether the government can interfere in the orders and instructions of the UGC?
Apart from this, the Supreme Court, while hearing, remarked – what is the interest of the students, these students cannot decide. There is a statutory body for this. Students are not able to decide all this. Governments can do only two things, either stand up, declaring themselves incompetent to do the examination or declare the result based on the result of the previous examination.
The Maharashtra government has said in the court that it is not possible to conduct examinations as on date. On this, the court said that whether the government can say that everyone will be passed without examination. If we accept this then no one will have any problem.
On behalf of the petitioners, Senior Advocate DK Datar said that the UGC did not hold any talks with the universities before issuing the decree from July 6. In this case, the Maharashtra government had already told the court that on July 13, the State Disaster Management Authority has passed a resolution that the examination should not be conducted. Let us know that this hearing is being held in the case of the UGC ordering the examination of graduation third year by September 30. The petitioning students opposing the examination argue that Delhi and Maharashtra have canceled the examination.
Explain that the petitioners also include a student of COVID positive, he has said that there are many final year students who are either COVID positive themselves or their family members. Forcing such students to appear in the final year examinations till 30 September 2020 is an open violation of the right to life conferred under Article 21.
Around 31 students from various universities across the country have petitioned the Supreme Court and demanded the cancellation of the revised guidelines issued by the UGC on 6 July. In its revised guidelines, UGC has asked all the universities of the country to conduct final year exams before 30 September. The students have demanded in their petition that the final year examinations should be canceled and the result of the students should be released on the basis of their past performance.