SC allows declaration of CLAT results

SC allows declaration of CLAT results

The bench rejected the contention of the petitioner that the CLAT 2018 be cancelled and re-test be conducted.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to cancel the Common Law Admission Test 2018 and allowed declaration of results as per schedule on May 31.

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Mohan M Shantanagoudar, however, asked the grievance redressal committee headed by former Kerala High Court judge Justice M R Hariharan Nair to further look into candidates’ complaints including technical glitches, faced by the candidates during the test on May 13 and give a report on June 6.

The court said the committee can consider if some normalisation methods could be used for those who faced problems in appearing in the two-hour test with maximum 200 marks.

“Let’s not cancel the examination. You address the grievances,” the bench told senior advocate V Giri, representing the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi, that conducted the tests with Sify Technologies Ltd.

Senior advocate Salman Khurshid and advocates Zoheb Hossain and Harvinder Chowdhury, appearing for petitioner-candidates, contended apart from technical glitches, mass cheatings were also reported from certain centres.

The court initially considered for postponing the declaration of results for two or three days. But it finally gave a go-ahead for it on Thursday after the counsel indicated some of the candidates who filed complaints would not be able to make through even if some normalisation method for them.