For the last few days all we can see everywhere is many candidates who appeared for the National Eligibility Test (NET) 2012 saying that they have been duped by UGC. As per the reports, National Eligibility Test (NET) results were made online over the official website on 18th September, 2012 and next to this the UGC allegedly have changed the Test’s qualification norms for the general category candidates and made an aggregate of 65 per cent for all three of the NET’s papers to become eligible for lectureship.
Several candidates are planning to move the Court against the supposed post-result alteration of the Test’s qualification norms by the authority. And we are going to tell you how!
Here are the 6 steps to do it the right way:
The first step would be, not to file a suit right away but try to settle the matter with the UGC officials. Here are some of whom you can contact:
Prof. Ved Prakash
University Grants Commission
Shri Ashok Thakur
Ministry of Human Resource Development
( Department of Higher Education )
New Delhi- 110001
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Smt, Anjuly Chib Duggal
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance
Room No.142-B,North Block
for a more complete list visit: http://www.ugc.ac.in/page/Commission-Members.aspx
If no reply is forthcoming from the UGC officials, its time to get your guns going. Get an attorney who is willing to fight your case. State your problems carefully and concisely. As lawyers are expensive, it would be wise for a number of candidates to come together and jointly fight the case. Unlike popular belief, you can’t file a Public Interest Litigation in this case. PILs are for cases more massive and grave than this.
File a case in the Delhi High Court as UGC comes under Delhi Court’s jurisdiction. As soon as the case is accepted, appeal for a stay order on UGC’s working on the NET results. This must be done as usually within 30 days of the result declaration, UGC destroys the OMR sheets, So the case should be filed immediately with the appeal that Court must direct UGC not to destroy OMR sheets till final decision of the court. It is better to join the NET applicants of all the subjects.
The appeal may be presented before the court with following points:
- From so many years the qualifying marks were 50%, which were further reduced to 45% by the UGC.
- This time also UGC declared that the qualifying marks for PAPER 1 and paper 2 will be 40 % and for Paper 3 will be 50%. So the qualifying marks should be 50% only.
- They can reduce their standard by 5% as they used to do earlier. They cant raise the limit above 50% in any case.
- Declaring 65% as qualifying marks is sheer cheating by the UGC, and injustice to thousand of candidates.
- Whatever be criteria it has to told before collecting exam fee and conducting the tests. The UGC cannot change horses in midstream.
Proper evidence must be provided to back up the claims made in the suit. This can include brochures, Exam Papers, Press notices issued by UGC containing the selection criterion, etc. This evidence must be submitted along with the suit.
Once all the above steps have been completed and the suit filed, the next step is to wait for the hearing date and attend the court hearings. Most of the work here will be done by the lawyer but still the presence of the suit filer is expected. Once the judge gives his/her judgment, depending on the judgment, the filer may have the provision to appeal once again in a higher court, i.e, the Supreme Court if he/she is dissatisfied with this judgment. Even there, a second appeal may be made but the filer has to accept the decision of the court and withdraw his/her case.
So there it is. All that you require to file a suit against UGC for what you have been wronged. Best of luck with the suit, and keep us updated should anyone decide to do this.