The Bombay High Court directed the Petitioners to submit their representation/agitate their grievances before the Respondent State for consideration.
The grievance of the Petitioners is that despite the communication containing the minutes of meeting for necessary action, addressed by the State Government to some of the Respondents – Universities, no steps have been taken by the said Universities for conforming with the uniformity in the method and manner of examination, which is submitted is detrimental to the students studying in the said Universities. Petitioners therefore seeked a mandamus directing the Respondent State to take a decision on implementation of the directions contained in the said minutes of the meeting for having uniformity in the conduct of examinations in the State of Maharashtra.
Advocate Warunjikar, appearing for the Petitioners, contended that the Petitioners had filed a comprehensive representation in respect of the above to some of the Universities and endorsed Copy of the same to the Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical Education Department, Mantralaya, as also to the Minister, Higher and Technical Education, State of Maharashtra.
He submitted that the suggestions given in the present writ petition shall ensure to the benefit of all students and are required to be considered by the Universities as well as the State.
The division bench of Justice Abhay Ahuja and Justice Milind N. Jadhav deemed it appropriate to direct the Petitioners to submit their representation/agitate their grievances before the Respondent State for consideration.
The court directed the Respondent Director, Higher Education Department, Mantralay, Mumbai to hear the Petitioners on their representation filed by them and after giving them a personal hearing communicate a reasoned and speaking response to the Petitioners on the same and place the details before the concerned authorities.
Case title: Balusha Santosh Bhasal and Anr. v/s State of Maharashtra and Ors.
Citation: WRIT PETITION NO. 6385 OF 2022