Students of the Maharashtra files a plea in front of Supreme Court against the decision of Maharashtra government to cancel the final year/term examination

Students of the Maharashtra files a plea in front of Supreme Court against the decision of Maharashtra government to cancel the final year/term examination

A group of the students from the Maharashtra files a plea in front of Apex Court against the decision of the Maharashtra government to cancel the Final year/ Term examination in the state. They have stated that the order has been issued without any authority in law.

By way of two orders dated June 18, 2020 and June 19, 2020, the Maharashtra State Disaster Management Authority and the state Government respectively, intimated that all final year/semester examinations in Maharashtra stand cancelled and students shall be passed on the basis of their previous years’/semesters’ marks.

The Petitioners, final year students in Universities in the State, have approached the Apex Court stating that the government has no authority to pass any order in relation to examinations, as the same is within the exclusive domain of the UGC.

“Only the Respondent No. 3 UGC is authorized in law to pass any orders in relation to standards of higher education, including conduct and standards of the examinations in higher education,” the plea states.

The Petition is filed through Mr C. George Thomas, Advocate-on-Record, and will be argued by Mr Vinay Navare, Senior Advocate along with Mr Abhay Anturkar.

This matter will be heard by Supreme Court on 10th August.

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