The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned to tomorrow the hearing on three petitions filed by various Chartered Accountant students seeking certain reliefs in relation to CA exams 2021 scheduled to start from July 5.
As the matter was taken by a bench appearing for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India(ICAI), submitted that he has submitted yesterday night a brief note on the stand of ICAI.
However, the bench said that the said note has not reached it. Therefore, the bench decided to adjourn the matter to tomorrow.
At this juncture, Senior Advocate Meenakshi Arora, appearing in one of the petitions, requested the bench to ask the ICAI counsel to get instructions from the institute on one aspect.
Senior Advocate Srinivasan submitted that the note submitted by him addresses this issue.
The bench will consider the petitions tomorrow.
The plea by Child Right Activist Anubha Shrivastava Sahai sought directions to provide an “Opt Out” option to all the aspirants going to appear in the exams willing to opt out before and during the exam, with a carry forward of all benefits. The plea has also sought an extra chance to candidates appearing for the intermediate and final exams under the old syllabus.
The petitioner has sought directions for increasing the number of Examination Centres for CA Exams so as to ensure that at least one Examination Centre is kept in every District of India and not more than 50 students are allotted one Centre.
The Petitioner has also sought formulation and implementation of specific MHA guidelines for CA Examinations, free medical treatment to students infected during examination, conducting examinations in a staggered manner and free vaccination for all the students/candidates and other staff , invigilators amongst various other welfare measures.
The plea also sought direction to the ICAI to provide an option of alternate attempt to any candidate who fails to appear in the July, 2021 examinations on account of any impediment, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.