🔥 Decision on the UGC final exams live | Supreme Court decision on UGC final exams; The court can rule on the final exams today The court can rule on the final exams today, reserved decision after the last hearing on August 18th
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- At the last hearing on August 18, various states presented their arguments in court
- In a petition filed against UGC, the students demand that the final exam be canceled
On August 18, the Supreme Court reserved its ruling when it heard a petition filed against UGC guidelines. The case was heard by a bank of Supreme Court Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah. At the same time, after all arguments, the court can today, i H. On August 24th, pass judgment.
What happened at the last hearing?
The last hearing took place simultaneously on August 18 on various petitions contesting the UGC policy to hold the final or semester exams of the final and post graduate courses at the university and other higher education institutions until September 30. During this time, requests from various states – Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, and Odisha – were also heard. In fact, the governments of these states had previously decided to cancel the exams themselves. During the hearing, the UGC explained the decision of these states against the legal privileges of the commission.
Government said – UGC has the right to make rules
During the hearing, the government told the court that it was in the students’ best interests to take the final exam. The government and the UGC were presented in court by Attorney General Tushar Mehta. During the hearing, he told the court that UGC had the right to make rules regarding the examination.
UGC argues – standards will be bad
Earlier, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the Delhi and Maharashtra government’s decision to cancel the final exam would have a direct impact on higher education standards in the country. In fact, the court responded to the petition against the UGC’s decision to hold the final exam by the end of September.
What is the student demand
In the petition submitted, the students asked for the final exam to be canceled. In addition, the students have also tried to be promoted based on internal assessments or previous performance. At the beginning of the final hearing, Attorney General Tushar Mehta, speaking on behalf of the UGC, told the Apex Court that states cannot change the rules and it is not in the interests of students not to take the exam. Alakh Alok Srivastava, who is fighting the case on behalf of 31 students, has said our problem is how legal the UGC guidelines are.