Supreme Court stated that students appearing in professional exams should not ask for concessions

Supreme Court stated that students appearing in professional exams should not ask for concessions

While disposing of the plea seeking safety precautions for students appearing in Chartered Accountant exams, the Supreme Court observed that “students appearing in professional exams should not ask for concessions.

The Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna disposed of the matter today.The Institute of Charted Accountants of India (ICAI) submitted before the Court that it had a discussion with the counsel of the petitioner.

ICAI stated that the institute will not be able to provide for isolation rooms at test centres, as the CA exams were different from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Appearing for ICAI, Senior Advocate Ramji Srinivasan submitted we are strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines. They needed isolation rooms, but we can’t put to risk 5 lakh students by having such rooms as this exam is for 18 days. We can’t risk with COVID patients coming in.”

Srinivasan also apprised the Court that transportation and lodging facilities will not be provided, as it is an 18-day long exam. He further said we cannot allow online exams with descriptive answers for three hours. This is not a tick mark exam.

Addressing the petitioners, the Court said how can this be allowed? Just because courts are allowing this, you cannot keep on asking what you want. Be reasonable in your demands.The Court then said to Advocate Bansuri Swaraj, appearing for petitioners, that it was not “impressed by their submissions.

“We are not impressed by your submissions. You are saying students’ hand will perspire while writing exams, such things will happen if you want to excel in the exams.”

 

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