Supreme Court has requested centre and Maharashtra govt for its responseNew Delhi: Students showing for final-year tests in schools and better training establishments, left pending since March on account of the coronavirus lockdown, will have to now not suppose the tests will likely be postponed once more on account of the continuing Supreme Court listening to, the UGC stated Friday.”Students should continue to prepare for the examinations. Students should not be under the impression that examinations will be stayed because of the Supreme Court hearing,” the UGC (University Grants Commission), which is charged with coordination, resolution and upkeep of requirements of upper training, stated in court docket.Declining to cross any last order on a take hold of of petitions difficult the UGC’s determination to carry final-year tests in September, the highest court docket these days adjourned its listening to until August 10.Appearing for one of the most petitioners, Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued these days that the UGC’s pointers to carry the tests, which come with the method to grasp them on-line, have been arbitrary. Mr Singhvi identified that one of the universities lacked fundamental IT infrastructure and it used to be subsequently now not possible to uniformly habits on-line examinations.”Optional exam is problematic. If someone cannot appear and is given a later option it will create chaos,” he stated, to which the court docket stated: “But it is for the benefit of students”.Mr Singhvi argued “heavens will not fall if exams are cancelled” and referred to sections of the Disaster Management Act that permits state governments to take choices on this regard.The court docket then requested the Maharashtra govt, which has cancelled final-year tests for state-run schools, to position on document the verdict taken by means of the state’s crisis control committee.Among the petitions heard these days used to be one by means of Maharashtra cupboard minister Aaditya Thackeray by the use of the adolescence wing of the Shiv Sena. The petition claimed the UGC used to be “ignoring the physical and mental health… and safety of students” by means of insisting the tests be held.The court docket additionally requested the Home Ministry to make its stand transparent; previous this month the ministry stated final-year tests may just happen. The centre stated it will answer by means of Monday (August 3) however stressed out that each one scholars will have to proceed to organize for his or her tests.”By Monday we will (but) nobody should be under the impression that they cannot prepare. Students should prepare for the exam,” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated.Another of the petitioners additionally argued that the floods in Bihar made habits of tests tricky and an period in-between order will have to be handed, which the court docket refused to do.The UGC, which has been criticised for containing final-year tests regardless of a being concerned surge in coronavirus instances around the nation, stated the previous day that its determination “was not arbitrary… (and) call by some states for cancellation will impact standards”.A different probability will likely be given to these not able to seem for the tests, the UGC added.A 3-judge bench of the Supreme Court, consisting of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah, heard the case these days by the use of video convention.