The Nationwide Legislation Universities (NLU) consortium instructed the Delhi Excessive Courtroom on Monday that because the Frequent Legislation Admission Take a look at (CLAT) 2020 has been postponed, the plea looking for that candidates be allowed to take it from their houses as an alternative of at examination centres is not maintainable.
The petitioner, looking for to pursue a masters diploma course in regulation, ought to withdraw the plea and file a recent one, if required, when the brand new dates are introduced, NLU mentioned.
It additionally mentioned that the petitioner’s plea was premised on the admission check of Nationwide Legislation College Delhi (NLUD), which has its personal entrance examination completely different from CLAT, which too has been postponed.
Justice Jayant Nath, nonetheless, merely adjourned the matter to September 10, saying the petitioner within the immediate matter is asking that candidates be permitted to take the net examination from their houses in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
The court docket on August Four had requested the central authorities to tell the court docket whether or not it might be permissible to carry such an examination at bodily centres in view of the prevailing pandemic.
It had additionally issued notices to the central authorities and the NLU, looking for their stand by August 10 on the petition which has sought that the net CLAT exams be allowed to be undertaken from house.
No response has been filed but by the central authorities, its standing counsel Ajay Digpaul mentioned.
CLAT is a centralised examination for admissions to bachelors and masters programs in regulation in 22 NLUs within the nation and is carried out by the consortium.
Underneath the CLAT 2020 notification, the examination can be held on-line at notified centres the place computer systems can be arrange for candidates to entry the check.
The counsel showing for the consortium, on the final date (August 4), had mentioned the plea was not maintainable in Delhi because the consortium was based mostly in Bengaluru.
He had additionally mentioned that it was determined to not maintain CLAT at house as it might result in rampant dishonest.