18 Jul 2020, 01:39 pm By Rohit Sindhu
Aaditya Thackrey files petition in Supreme Court challenging UGC Guidelines

Maharashtra state Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday filed a petition before Supreme Court against UGC guidelines. Challenging the decision of UGC to hold final year exams, he filed a petition in Supreme Court of India, the minister said during interaction with media.  

Maharashtra Government has been continuously denying to hold final year examinations, as UGC has mentioned in its guidelines. Citing the rapid increase in Covid19 cases in state government is in no mood to hold examinations, Aaditya Thackrey has said.

On Saturday during the interaction with media, Aaditya Thackery said that he has filed petition in Supreme Court challenging the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines to conduct final year examinations. However, the Supreme Court has not yet admitted the petition for hearing.

Earlier in July, University Grant Commission (UGC) releasing the new guidelines permitted universities & colleges to hold final year / semester examinations by September end. The decision came amid uproar from students, who were demanding cancellation of final examinations.

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In the same row several state governments including Punjab, Delhi & Karnataka have also taken u-turn on UGC’s decision to conduct final term exams. UGC on other hand clarified over its decision to hold final year examinations. In its statement UGC Secretary has said that "Conducting final year / semester exams is very important in view of validity of degree".