After hearing petitions from former DU students who wanted an urgent issuance of their degrees to pursue higher education, the Delhi High court asked the University to provide a timeline for the declaration of results for under-graduate and post-graduate courses.
The court demanded a streamlined procedure by asking for a “..timeline for issuance of provisional degree certificates or advance degree certificates after declaration of results, timeline for holding the convocation on an annual basis, timeline for issuance of actual degrees both in digital form and paper degrees and for transmission of the digital degrees/ paper degrees to Digilocker.”
Justice Prathiba M. Singh, a sitting judge in the Delhi High court said, “This court is of the opinion that in order to ensure that there is a comprehensive, streamlined procedure for declaration of results, issuance of transcripts, mark sheets and degree certificates, etc. DU ought to have a prescribed timeline… .”
The University of Delhi had filed an affidavit previously which was deemed non-satisfactory by the court as it was ‘quite cryptic’ and lacked proper timelines for issuance of online degree certificates. DU has to file an affidavit by the next 6 weeks and the next hearing will take place on 17 February 2021.
The Delhi High Court had previously been asked to intervene in July 2020 when the University of Delhi had failed to provide Degree Certificates on account of lack of printing facilities. It had remarked that this incidence was ‘derisory and inexcusable’ and questioned the University for their lack of technically advanced methods to facilitate the same procedure.
In order to have a smoother functioning mechanism within the University so that regular interventions by the Delhi High Court are not required to urge it for the issuance of degree certificate and results, an annual streamlined procedure for holding convocations, issuance of mark sheets and degrees as been demanded by the court.
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