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National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), the organizing university for this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2018), has submitted to the Supreme Court a formula to determine how candidates who lost time will be compensated.
Today, the formula was submitted to the vacation bench of Justices UU Lalit and Deepak Gupta, which accepted the same. NUALS submitted that the formula had been applied to four candidates. However, the Bench insisted that the formula be applied to all candidates who suffered from loss of time during the exam.
The Bench also made it clear that the changes in the merit list as a result of the application of the formula should be applied in the second round of counselling.
Senior Advocate V Giri along with advocate A Karthik appeared for NUALS.
Pursuant to the numerous complaints raised concerning the conduct of CLAT 2018 before the Supreme Court, a Grievance Redressal Committee was directed to be constituted by the organizing university, NUALS Kochi. In a report submitted to the Supreme Court, the Committee had suggested that affected candidates be compensated with extra marks.
However, in its report, the Committee headed by retired High court judge Justice MR Hariharan Nair stated that it has no capacity to suggest a compensatory formula for the same. Hence, it was recommended that the Committee be expanded by including a statistician of competence.