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SC Allows COVID-19 Infected CLAT Aspirant to Take Exam at an Isolation Centre

Lawstreet Journal 30 Sep 2020 11:28pm

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Hours before the scheduled start of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)-2020 the Supreme Court on Monday allowed a COVID-19 positive aspirant to take the entrance test in a separate isolation room. The plea was filed by a COVID positive CLAT Aspirant, Mr. Deepansh Tripathi. 

A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said, “In the facts of the present case, we are of the view that the student Deepansh Tripathi should be permitted to take his CLAT examination on September 28, 2020, in a separate isolation room to be provided by his Centre Superintendent”.  

The bench also comprising Justices R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah said that the student shall ensure that a downloaded copy of this order should be presented before his Centre Superintendent as early as possible by any other non-symptomatic person. They made it clear that only the aspirant who had approached the Court vide the said urgent application shall be permitted to avail the facility and take the exam. 

On such order being produced, the Centre Superintendent shall provide a separate room for the applicant to appear in the examination. The applicant shall enter into the center after other candidates take entry and shall first leave the examination center, it said.

There is very little time. We'll direct that you be allowed to take the exam," said Justice Bhushan while adding that the applicants must strive to serve the Consortium before 12 pm on Monday so that sufficient arrangements could be made. 

Advocate Garima Parshad and Sumit Chandra appeared for the applicants.… Continue Reading...


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