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ICAI CA exams 2021: SC gives nod to conducting offline exams from Monday

A three-judge Bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Aniruddha Bose heard the plea at 10:30 am today.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi I |
Updated: June 29, 2021 3:08:17 pm
Ca exams, CA july exam 2021, CA exams 2021RT-PCR report will not be a compulsory document and a certificate by a medical practitioner will be deemed valid for opting out. (File)

Hearing a plea filed by Anubhav Shrivastava Sahai citing the postponement of CA July exams 2021 and several other issues, the Supreme Court today gave its nod on conducting the CA exams from July 5. The apex court will hear the plea on ICAI CA aspirants’ for final disposal tomorrow.

The court, however, agreed to consider the plea for granting opt out for students who won’t be able to appear for the exam on account of COVID-19 restrictions, as reported by the Bar and Bench. However, ICAI has already allowed the provision to the students who registered to appear in the July 2021 CA exams. 

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The plea filed also seeked for at least one exam centre in every district of India. The plea stated that there should be a provision of stand-by exam centres if some exam centres are likely to go into the containment zones during the exam days. 

“If a change happens last minute you have the option to opt-out, but otherwise you cannot resort to this. But individual logistical needs cannot be taken care of.” the jury said on the issue.

The CA examinations are conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in May. The exams were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are now scheduled to be held from July 5- July 20.

The plea also seeked an extra attempt for students appearing for the intermediate and final exams under the old syllabus., the plea further stated. The petitioner also urged the court to issue directions to treat the e-admit cards to be issued to the captioned students, as e-passes for free movement of such students in containment zones. 

Meanwhile, keeping in view, the adverse effects of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, 6000 CA students have written a representation letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to request him to postpone the CA Exams.

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