A section of students demanding postponement of CA exams has reached Supreme Court seeking deferment as well as an opt-out option to those who do not wish to appear for exams on a date suggested to by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) – exam organising institute.

The plea has been filed before the Supreme Court by Child Right Activist, Anubha Shrivastava Sahai on behalf of students. The ICA Chartered Accountant (CA) exams are scheduled to begin from July 5.

In the plea, students have asked SC ensure that at least one examination centre is kept in each district to ensure not more than 50 students are allotted one centre. The plea also seeks stand-by examination centres if a certain region falls under containment zone during the examination.

Besides, the petition also sought an extra chance for candidates appearing for the intermediate and final exams under the old syllabus.

The plea also sought formulation and implementation of specific Covid-19 guidelines specified by the Ministry of Home Affairs for CA examinations, live law reported.

The plea by Sahahi also sought directions to declare the results by ICAI with a specific duration of at least seven days before the commencement of the next exam.

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