CNLU to consider Justice Chandrachud’s suggestions
Prof.(Dr ) Faizan Mustafa President CNLU, Vice-Chancellor, Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad informed that we have noted with thanks the observations by Hon’ble Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India about the hardship which some of the questions of CLAT may cause to Persons with Disabilities.
CLAT has been religiously following Government of India’s guidelines in the conduct of examination and giving additional 40 minutes time to the Persons with Disabilities and also permits candidates, wherever required, to bring their own Scribe.
National Law Universities also have reservation for Persons with Disabilities. But Hon’ble Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud has raised a pertinent issue and the President of the Consortium, Prof. Faizan Mustafa has taken note of it and has decided to place His Lordship’s suggestions before the Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities so that some decision in this respect can be taken for CLAT-2021.
The Consortium may consider the option of giving alternative questions to the Persons with Disabilities particularly visually challenged candidates so that they are not at any disadvantage vis-à-vis other candidates. The Consortium believes in giving level playing field for all candidates.
It would never deny equality of opportunity to anyone. The Consortium expresses its gratitude to Hon’ble Dr. Justice Chandrachud for flagging this issue and the Consortium will certainly consider this matter in its forthcoming Executive Committee meeting as President has requested Prof. Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Secretary-Treasurer to include this matter in the agenda items of the Executive Committee.