SC: Mere “vacancy of seats” is no ground to fill up seats by violating rules

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, on 21stJune 2019, in the matter of Education Promotion Society For India And Another v. Union Of India And Others, pronounced that violating the procedure prescribed for admissions merely because of vacancy of seats shall be like opening a Pandora’s box, therefore such filling up cannot be permitted. 

The Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that:

Merely because the seats are lying vacant, is not a ground to grant extension of time and grant further opportunity to fill up vacant seats. The schedule(for admissions) must be followed. (Para 6)

If violation of schedule (for admissions) is permitted, it shall be like opening a Pandora’s box and the whole purpose of fixing a time schedule and laying down a regime which strictly adheres to time schedule will be defeated. (This inference has been drawn on the basis of Para 6)

Extension cannot be granted just because some seats are lying vacant without there being any other justification. (Para 7)

Copy of judgement: Judgement_21-Jun-2019

-Tushar Kaushik

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