The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear the petition seeking the postponement of the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) to be conducted for MBBS students from abroad. The examination to be held for grant of license is scheduled on 31 August. Earlier, the apex court had also refused to defer to NEET and JEE-Mains. The petition stated that many students are stranded abroad and are not in a position to return to India for this examination.
Why bother because of the inconvenience of some
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Krishna Murari said, “Why should the rest of the students be upset due to the inconvenience of some people?” The court further said that this examination is held twice a year, so students who cannot appear in the first examination can appear in the second. However, considering the second demand for change in the examination centers, the apex court granted permission. While disposing of the petition, the bench directed the National Board of Examinations to take a decision in the matter in two days.
Decision on conducting university final year examination today
The Supreme Court will give its verdict on Friday on the demands of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to challenge the July 6 circular and cancel the final year examinations in the wake of the Corona epidemic. On August 18, a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan reserved its decision.
Center seeks answers on equal education system
The Supreme Court on Thursday called for a response from the central government and others on a petition seeking a uniform education system to protect school children from discrimination and digital divide due to the Corona epidemic. A bench of Chief Justice Justices SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian issued the above notices on a petition by the NGO ‘Good Governance Chambers’. The petition calls for an alternative strategy for children who do not have access to online education.
Refusal to stop proceedings in tax evasion case
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay proceedings in the Income Tax evasion case against Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde allowed the Income Tax Department to file its reply in the matter and set the next hearing for four weeks later.
First go to NBA with complaint against media
On complaints against a section of media for allegedly spreading communal hatred in the Tablighi Jamaat case, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that a preliminary inquiry should first go to a body like the National Broadcasting Association (NBA). The apex court had earlier sought reports from the NBA and the Press Council of India (PCI) on the petitions of Jamiat Ulema A Hind and Peace Party. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde said, “If there is a body to deal with this matter then why can’t you go there.” We are not opposed to action, but there should be prior verification.