ICAI CA 2021: Petition filed in SC for opt-out option, extra attempt, vaccination drive

Advocate Anubha Shrivastava Sahai filed a petition in Supreme Court in India requesting an opt-out option, an extra attempt for the candidates appearing for ICAI CA 2021 and a vaccination drive for students, teachers and staff members.

ICAI CA 2021: Petition filed in SC for opt-out option, extra attempt, vaccination drive
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New Delhi: A petition has been filed by Advocate Anubha Shrivastava Sahai in the Supreme Court of India and it challenges the June 5 notification which was issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), regarding the conduct of CA exams. The petition asks Supreme Court’s direction to the ICAI to include an opt-out facility in the May CA exams. This will allow the candidates to carry forward their candidature to the next session of these examinations. The plea also asks for an extra attempt to be given to Intermediate and Final year students appearing under the old syllabus.

The plea said there should be “at least one examination centre in every district in India” and the exam should be conducted in a staggered manner.

The plea further requested Supreme Courts directions to the authorities to provide free transport and accommodation to the candidates who appear for the examination. Admit card should be treated as e-passes to ensure smooth movement of the candidates appearing in the CA exams.It also mentioned making COVID tests mandatory and vaccine drive for the candidates who will appear in the examination and for teaches and who will be on exam duty.

If COVID-19 guidelines and vaccination drive for students, teachers and staff members are not assured, then the exam which is scheduled on July 6 should be postponed to a later date when the COVID-19 situation normalizes.

The ICAI announced on June 5 that CA foundation exams will take place on July 24 and CA Inter exams will be held between July 6 and July 20. From July 5 to 19, CA Final exams have been scheduled.