ICAI CA Exam: SC to hear petition seeking postponement of CA exam

The Supreme Court of India will on Monday hear the plea filed seeking directions for an Opt-Out option to aspirants of the upcoming CA exams 2021, more exam centres and postponement of the exam if adherence to Covid protocols is not possible. ICAI has already announced and provided an opt-out option for students registered to take the upcoming July examination cycle. 

The petition, filed by advocate Anubha Srivastava Sahai, on behalf of the students of ICAI CA, has sought more examination centers or postponement of the examination. The petition will be heard on Monday.

The present plea has sought directions to provide an “Opt Out” option to all the aspirants going to appear in the upcoming CA exams 2021 scheduled to start from 5th July 2021, willing to opt out before and during the exam, with a carry forward of all benefits.

The ICAI should grant a fresh option to choose Examination Centre to each such aspirant/ student, pursuant to increase in the number of said Examination Centers, without prejudice to the Centre already opted by him/her in lieu of the Important Announcements, the petitioner added.

The advocate said that if the concerned authorities cannot ensure all these safety measures at the examination centres, then the ICAI CA 2021 exams should be postponed to a later date to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. The exams are currently scheduled for July 6, 2021.

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