The Maharashtra Government on Monday knowledgeable the Bombay High Court that the date of Common Entrance Test (CET) for class 11 or junior faculty admissions will be notified solely after the outcomes of SSC exams are declared.
The state authorities advised a division bench of Justice R D Dhanuka and Justice R I Chagla, which was listening to a writ petition by ICSE pupil Ananya Patki of IES Orion School, Dadar, searching for to quash May 28 notification of the state authorities which said that admissions to class 11 will be based mostly on CET, which in flip will be solely on the syllabus of SSC board.
On May 28, the Maharashtra authorities introduced that Class 10 college students will be evaluated by way of an inside evaluation method for the tutorial 12 months 2020-21. It additionally stated that admissions to Class 11 will be carried out bodily by way of non-obligatory CET based mostly on the Class 10 syllabus and people unwilling to look for it will be admitted on the idea of an mixture of their Class 10 marks.
Advocate Yogesh Patki, the petitioner’s father advised the HC that the syllabus of CET was notified on June 24, stating that the take a look at to be held on the finish of July or in August first week. He added that there are almost 16 lakh SSC college students and 4 lakh ICSE or CBSE college students and the take a look at is to be carried out offline.
Patki alleged ‘discrimination’ and stated that his daughter was not in place to offer bodily take a look at and first choice would possibly be given to college students who appeared for CET and curiosity of his daughter will be closely prejudiced. In view of this, Patki, pending listening to, sought to remain the May 28 notification.
Additional Government Pleader (AGP) Jyoti Chavan for the state authorities, on directions submitted that until the declaration of SSC end result, which is predicted to be declared on July 15, 2021, the date for holding CET examination can’t be finalized. Chavan added that CET exams could be carried out not sooner than the primary week of August, 2021 and the examination date would be notified later.
The Court directed the state authorities to file an affidavit inside one week, coping with different points raised by the petitioner within the writ petition and stated that the petitioner would be at liberty to file a rejoinder affidavit to such affidavit per week thereafter.”In view of the assertion made by the AGP that until the SSC end result which is more likely to be declared on fifteenth July 2021 and solely thereafter the date for holding CET examination can be finalized, at this stage, we aren’t inclined to grant ad-interim reduction,” the bench noticed within the order. HC will hear the plea subsequent on July 22.