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A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose on Tuesday 29th June 2021 confirmed that it will not pass any directions to ICAI to postpone the July 2021 CA Exams. However, the court is keen on hearing the plea of the students for granting them an opt out facility. Decision on same will be taken tomorrow i.e. 30th June 2021.

While discussing the matter of the Opt Out facility

Advocate Ramji Srinivasan, appearing for ICAI, said, "We had given opt out option to students who were down with COVID-19. ICAI says Chief Medical Officer can issue a certificate for the students now." He further clarified, "Whoever faces difficulty will be given another chance. These students had 7 years to appear for old syllabus exam. We will give the benefit but limited to who are directly or indirectly affected by COVID. Results will be declared as soon as possible."

CA Exams 2021: SC suggests ICAI to Relax Condition of RT-PCR Certificate - Decision Regarding Opt Out to be given on 30th June 2021

While discussing the matter of difficulty in obtaining the RT-PCR test

Justice Khanwilkar said, "RT-PCR positive report may be very difficult to get. Persons who recover have long term problems and thus (may be) unable to appear in exams. General policy may be adopted where an authorised agency can certify that he is not able to appear in exam."

On account of health deterioration post COVID

Justice Maheshwari correctly questioned "You only concentrated on COVID POSITIVE RTPCR and nothing more. You have to take inputs from experts. The entire cycle of infection is 14 days max. 

Thus, the court suggested

"We are saying you can take certificates as a valid certificate in place of RT-PCR test so that the candidate can take the next exam. RT-PCR test is no test. Some negative ones were actually positive. Evolve a policy that one can certify why one could not appear."

The bench further asked ICAI to submit a note today itself on the following points

  • Alternate Options for the Condition of RT-PCR Certificate. "RTPCR is no determination at all. Sometimes it shows negative and person has symptoms", Justice Khanwilkar said.
  • Exclusivity of the Exam Centres is to be maintained, i.e. they should not be used for any other purpose like marriages etc.
  • Exam invigilators should have RT-PCR Tests done well in advance
  • In case of last minute change of exam centre, option to select alternate exam centre or opting out should be given to the candidate.
  • If during the middle of exam a candidate suffers Covid, he should be permitted to take the remaining papers in the next cycle.

Rejections by the Supreme Court on some relief measures

  • Articleship shall not be waived.
  • Vaccination priority on the basis of Admit Cards will not be given
  • Logistics, Transportation and Accommodation shall not be provided by ICAI






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