The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) instructed the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it can not maintain the upcoming CA examination online as urged by some of the candidates, in view of COVID-19, because it assessments the analytical capabilities of the examinees. The ICAI stated its 3-hour examination is of a unique sample altogether, which have descriptive solutions and never tick marks.
A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna requested the ICAI to publish on its web site the steps taken for college kids welfare with regard to COVID-19 and disposed of the petition in search of an in depth Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the examinees within the upcoming CA exams.
The Chartered Accountant exams are scheduled to be held on November 21 to December 14.
During the listening to, senior advocate Ramji Srinivasan, showing for the ICAI, stated that they don’t have any isolation room as examination centres and don’t have the amenities for docs.
He stated that as directed by the highest courtroom in its final listening to, they’ve examined all of the strategies given by advocate Bansuri Swaraj, representing the petitioners.
“There was suggestion that can we hold an online exams. Ours exams has different pattern and therefore we cannot hold the online examination”, he stated, including that they check the analytical capabilities of examinees.
The bench then instructed Swaraj that petitioners have to be affordable of their calls for and it was not glad with their responses.
Srinivasan additional stated that transport and lodging was additionally sought by the petitioner however that’s not attainable.
He submitted that ICAI could request Ministry of Home Affairs to permit e-admit playing cards to ebook inns.
The bench stated that it’s a state particular situation as earlier when such strategies had been made, the state governments have agreed to take action.
It instructed Swaraj that how can online exams be allowed when the solutions are required to be descriptive.
“How can this be allowed? Just because courts are allowing many things, you cannot keep on asking what you want. Be reasonable in your demands,” the bench instructed the petitioner’s counsel.
It requested ICAI to place all the data on the grievances raised by the Petitioners on the web site and disposed of the plea saying if there’s any lapse it is going to be addressed however exams prior to now have been dealt with effectively.
The petitioners have contended that regardless of lower than a month left for the graduation of examination, no steps have been taken by the authorities with respect to security of examinees.
They have claimed that no security tips have been issued by ICAI on how the examinations will probably be held amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The plea alleged that the examination will probably be in violation of central authorities tips which prohibits congregations of greater than 100 individuals at an educational establishment.
(With PTI inputs)