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The Rajasthan High Court has issued notice to the Consortium of National Law Universities, Common Law Admission Test (CLAT Consortium) in a petition regarding question no. 82 of the CLAT 2019 Answer Key.
The petition filed by CLAT candidate, Rochit Bakliwal has disputed the correctness of the answer to question no. 82, provided in the CLAT 2019 Answer Key published on the CLAT website.
Question no. 82 was as follows:
The Golden Peacock Award is given for excellence in
(A) Corporate Social Responsibility
(B) Energy Savings
(C ) Literature
(D) Corporate Governance
In the Answer Key released on the CLAT Website, option D was given as the correct answer. The petitioner had, however, marked option A as his answer.
It is the petitioner’s case that both option A and option D are correct as per the official website of ‘Golden Peacock Award’. The award, which has been instituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD), India is given for both Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance.
Further, the petitioner has also submitted that he directly contacted the IOD by email and raised the query regarding the award.
Lijo George, who holds the post of Additional General Manager in the Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat, replied to the petitioner’s query and confirmed that the award is given for both Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance.
The petitioner raised objection regarding certain other questions along with question no. 82, in accordance with the online procedure prescribed by the CLAT Consortium. The objection regarding question no. 82 was, however, not considered by the CLAT Consortium, prompting the current petition.
It is the petitioner’s prayer that a revised Answer key be published indicating both option A and option D as the correct answer for question 82. The score of the petitioner may also be revised taking into account the same, the petition prays.
The Vacation Bench of Justice Inderjeet Singh issued notice to the CLAT Consortium and listed the case for June 26.
Advocate Kinshuk Jain appeared for the petitioner.