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Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Students write an application to NHRC against ‘Unjust’ And ‘Disproportionate’ Fees Being Charged By University

The Rajeev Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, (RGNUL) has filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission, against charging of “unjust” and “disproportionate” fees during the lockdown period. The law school students of RGNUL in the complaint urged to be granted some relief in the upcoming semester fee, in view of the “enormous economic stress”. The students in their complaint have stated that respite COVID 19 Pandemic and the representations made by the concerned students, the RGNUL administration went ahead and notified the requisition of full fees for the upcoming semester which is Rs. 1,13,500, on June 27 payable latest by July 10, post which the late fee will be charged as notified starting from Rs. 5000. The students have alleged that such demand of fees in the present crisis is “outrightly cruel, unjust, disproportionate.” It has further been stated that there has been enormous economic stress caused by the pandemic and the extended lockdown on their families and due to the premature closure of campus and the subsequent declaration of Summer Vacations, a major portion of fees already paid for the semesters remain unutilized.

  • Posted On Tue, 07 Jul 2020 03:26 PM

The Ministry of Home Affairs permitted the conduct of the final year examinations by Universities and Institutes at the end of September

Students in universities and colleges across India will have to now “compulsorily” take their final-year exams this year. The final term examinations are to be compulsory conducted as per the UGC guidelines and academic calendar for universities and as per the Standard Operating Procedure approved by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The April 29 guidelines for the assessment of final-year students had suggested universities to conduct examinations in offline or online mode, while it was recommended that first and second-year students be promoted on the basis of internal evaluation and performance in the previous semester/year. However, the UGC decided to suggest the universities hold the final semester exams latest by September end in offline, online, or blended modes.

  • Posted On Tue, 07 Jul 2020 03:24 PM

The NHRC has issued notice to the Union HRD Ministry along with the Government of Bihar on denial of mid-day meal due to closure of School

The National human right commission issue notice to state and central government due to the condition of children in Bihar, their condition is very pathetic. The Commission took note of the situation based on a media report pertaining particularly to Bhagalpur district in Bihar, which suggests that destitute children are not getting mid-day meals and are, therefore, having to work and fend for themselves. Earlier the children were able to get roti, rice, vegetables, dal, soya, and eggs in the mid-day meal which has now disappeared and the children are not only starving but getting involved in petty dirty works. The people residing in these areas belong to below the poverty line, who do garbage collection, begging or working for the contractors to collect waste, etc. Their children, who could have some food in the schools, are now starving and suffering from malnutrition. NHRC has sought a detailed response from the Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, as well as the Chief Secretary of Bihar in 4 weeks.

  • Posted On Tue, 07 Jul 2020 03:23 PM

Delhi HC clarifies: No stay on OBC and EWS reservation in NLU Delhi under 29 June stay orders

Delhi High Court has clarified the order passed on June 29 that there is no stay on 22%OBC and 10%EWS reservation in NLU Delhi, the order only is for 50% reservation given to students domicile basis who have passed their qualifying exams in Delhi. NLU Delhi has wrongly interpreted the court order has issued notification removing reservation of domicile and caste basis. The court has directed NLU Delhi issue an addendum to its admission notification.

  • Posted On Tue, 07 Jul 2020 03:20 PM

A PIL filed in Delhi High Court Challenging Constitutional Validity Of BCI Guidelines nn Online Exams & Classes

On Monday, a petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the directions issued by BCI to all Law Universities in the country to conduct the final year law examinations through online mode or through any other appropriate method, and to conduct intermediate year law examinations after reopening of colleges. In India, only 25%student have access to the internet, computers, laptop, and smartphones. The basic submission is that any direction to hold examinations would be discriminatory and exclude the poorer 75% of the student population. The online training that is said to have happened, even assuming that they did take place, would not be freely accessible to the poor who have neither the device nor the internet facilities to access these training.

  • Posted On Tue, 07 Jul 2020 03:19 PM

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