Madras HC says Tamil Nadu govt order cancelling arrear exams not acceptable

CHENNAI: The Madras Excessive Court docket on Wednesday took objection to a Tamil Nadu authorities order (GO) of August 2020 cancelling arrear exams of school college students in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and held the GO was not acceptable to it. The primary bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, which made the statement whereas passing additional interim orders on the PILs from advocate Ramkumar Adityan and former Anna College VC E Balagurusamy, directed the state authorities and the UGC to reach at an answer that may be taken by the use of an examination or another technique.

“The State and the UGC ought to put their heads collectively to recommend any ameliorate measures which may be taken by the use of an examination or another technique.”

“There isn’t a doubt that lakhs of scholars, who had thought that they’d cleared the actual course after writing the ultimate semester examination might need to be held again as a result of they didn’t clear earlier papers.”

“On the identical time, unqualified individuals can’t be licensed to have certified to pursue skilled programs and even greater research,” the judges mentioned.

Earlier, Advocate-Basic Vijay Narayan instructed the judges that the exemption had been granted solely to arts and science programs because the regulatory our bodies of different skilled programs like medication, engineering and legislation, refused their sanction.

The courtroom additionally identified the UGC tips, which don’t present such a state of affairs. “The State authorities seems to have cancelled arrear exams in violation of UGC tips and they’re completely unacceptable,” the bench mentioned.

The courtroom then adjourned the matter until April 15 after directing the UGC and the State authorities to collectively work and discover out an answer that may serve the curiosity of scholars with out compromising on the sanctity of the system, however the COVID-19 pandemic. CORR SA BN BN

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