The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Delhi University to determine on the illustration of an applicant searching for admission within the varsity below sports activities class for the educational session 2020-21.

The plea acknowledged that the Delhi University has “arbitrarily denied accepting the provisional Sports Certificate of the petitioner, failing to take into consideration that outbreak of Corona (Covid-19) pandemic and unprecedented lockdown, thereby depriving him of the opportunity to take admission in the Undergraduate Course under the Sports Category for the academic session 2020-2021.”

The plea acknowledged that the petitioner/applicant had uploaded Provisional Sports Certificate, however the identical was not accepted by the respondent and consequently, he was declared to be not eligible.

The plea additionally acknowledged that as a result of outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown, the printing of Sports Certificates couldn’t be carried out by the federal government of Madhya Pradesh. Keeping in thoughts, future of scholars, the Government of Madhya Pradesh had offered Provisional Sports Certificate to the eligible college students.

According to the petitioner, he additionally approached the Delhi University Grievance Committee on this regard however did not get any passable response within the matter.

The bench of Justice Prateek Jalan after listening to the submission of the petitioner directed the Delhi University to determine the illustration inside two weeks whereas additionally granting liberty to the petitioner to re-approach the court docket if the college of Delhi would not determine it inside a time-frame.

According to the petition, petitioner Naman Upadhyay had utilized for admission within the Undergraduate (UG) course below the Sports Category of the University of Delhi for the educational Session 2020-2021.

“But due to Covid-19 pandemic, there was unprecedented nationwide lockdown. In the wake of unprecedented circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic and prevailing public health guidelines and social distancing norms, the printing of Sports Certificates could not be carried out by the government of Madhya Pradesh. There was no negligence or procrastination on the part of the petitioner. The petitioner made all attempts to obtain the Sports Certificate but was prevented owing to the Covid-19 situation and lack of printing of Sports Certificates on the part of the Madhya Pradesh government. No fault is attributable to the petitioner,” the petition stated.

The plea acknowledged that Delhi University has “arbitrarily denied admission to the petitioner without providing any reasons or justifications for such denial of admission in the Undergraduate Course.”

The plea alleged that the authorities involved didn’t even deem it match and correct to answer to the grievance and issues of the petitioner.

“The petitioner herein is aggrieved by the lackadaisical and nonchalant approach on the part of the respondent. The arbitrary action on the part of the respondent has caused irreparable loss to the petitioner,” the petition stated.

The petitioner is represented by advocates Amit Kumar Sharma, Satyam Singh Rajput, Advocate Shriram Tiwary within the matter. (ANI)

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