New Delhi: In a major verdict, the Supreme court on Monday scrapped the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) for the year 2015-16 following the leak of its question paper and circulation of their answer keys through electronic devices at different examination centres in 10 states across the country.
The apex court vacation bench headed by Justice R.K. Agrawal while scrapping the examination directed the re-conduct of the same within four weeks.
The court also directed all the institutions to extend every cooperation in the re-conduct of the examination for the admission of students in undergraduate medical courses.
The court’s order came on a PIL and other petitions seeking the re-conduct of the examination in the wake of leak of the question paper, contending that it has compromised the integrity of the entrance test.
While directing the re-conduct of the entire test, the court rejected the CBSE contention not to scrap the test as it would effect 6.30 lakh students and also delay the admission process. (IANS)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Directors of the Amrapali Group to file details of all their movable and immovable assets along with valuation, and warned them that they would be rendered homeless if they tried “to play smart.”
A bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice U.U. Lalit clarified that all the properties of the directors would be sold if the company failed to raise Rs 5,112 crore required to complete its unfinished housing projects.
The apex court directed the company to furnish details on how it intends to arrange Rs 5,112 crore.
The company Directors were asked to file affidavits within 15 days listing their movable and immovable properties.
When the company’s counsel Gaurav Bhatia told the court that home-buyers will also pay to help it raise Rs 5,112 crore, the court said: “The home-buyers will not pay a penny.”
“Don’t burden the home-buyers. Don’t try to be smart. Tell your Directors also,” the bench told the counsel.
“Tell us how you intend to arrange the money? Otherwise, you will be rendered homeless,” the bench said.
The court told the Directors that as they had made buyers wait for their homes, they will also search for their homes if they don’t submit the plan to arrange for money for the unfinished projects.
“Days are not away when you (Directors) will compel us to do this. If necessary, we will take every strip (of land) if you compel us. Next time, come (to the court) with the proposal,” the top court observed.
When the court was told that electricity supply at two projects of Amrapali — Zodiac and Silicon Valley — has been disconnected, it ordered the power companies concerned to restore electricity by Wednesday itself.
The court posted the matter for August 14.
On August 1, the court slammed the Amrapali Group for playing “fraud and dirty games” with it and ordered freezing of bank accounts of all the Directors of its 40 firms, besides attaching their personal properties.
Public sector undertaking National Building Construction Corporation was also directed to take over all 16 unfinished projects of the Amrapali Group.
The real estate group is yet to hand over possession of flats to around 40,000 home-buyers.