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NLU Consortium: Provisional Participation allowed in Counseling without any Fee

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Deepali Kalia-

Published on August 02, 2021 at 3:06 PM

National Law Universities Consortium apprised the Kerala High Court that as per the directions rendered by the Court, its Grievance Redressal Committee had allowed many candidates to participate in the counseling process provisionally without payment of Rs 50,000.

The matter hence was disposed of by Justice Anu Sivaraman, who observed that the Consortium had handled the grievances voiced by the petitioners swiftly and with efficiency.

The petition in the present case was filed by a group of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 candidates, to challenge the condition of payment of Rs 50,000 for allotment of seats in National Law Universities.

The compulsory requisite fee was taken even before the admission process, in addition to the counseling round.

“In a process where candidates have to pay such a high amount, the same should be mentioned in the initial notification itself. Otherwise, students might be taken by surprise and might not be able to pay, especially students not eligible for fee reductions. It is difficult for them to raise this amount in such a short time.” The Court added.

Earlier, Justice Anu Sivaraman had ordered that the grievances to Grievance Redressal Committee be sent by 3 PM on 30th August.

Advocate Rassal Janardhanan A, who appeared for the petitioners also prayed upon the Court to issue directions to the Consortium that grievances from similarly placed candidates be also considered in the future and the counseling fee be mentioned in the prospectus of each National Law University.

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