CLAT: Apex court orders reserved for Wednesday

6/11/2018

New Delhi, The Supreme Court reserved its order for Wednesday on petitions seeking a stay in the counseling and re-examination of CLAT (Common Law Admission Test). Headed by Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and also comprising Justice Deepak Gupta, the vacation bench on Monday, reserved its order after hearing detailed arguments from all the parties -- petitioners, respondents and others. A vacation bench, headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and also comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, had last week, refused to stay the counseling of the CLAT.The apex court also made it clear that the counseling of CLAT, 2018, would depend on its orders. A number of petitioners had moved the Supreme Court seeking stay on the counseling of CLAT. They had averred that the counseling should be stayed because the question papers, which were translated into many regional languages, were incorrect. The apex court had earlier asked the Grievances Redressal Committee to file a reply on June 5, suggesting ways to compensate candidates who faced technical snags. Many students, who had appeared for the test, knocked the doors of the Supreme Court stating that they had to face a lot of difficulties as the electricity had gone off many times during the examination and computers had malfunctioned.