The Delhi High Court has directed the Jamia Millia Islamia to give degree and other documents to a law graduate within three days of the graduate making the online application.
The Petitioner is a graduate of Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia and was constrained to approach the Court due to Administrative inaction on part of the Controller of Examinations. The Vice Chancellor of the University was also made a party in the petition. The petitioner averred that the Vice Chancellor is the authority who is responsible to ensure proper functioning of the various authorities and despite representations made to the Vice Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor failed to oblige her Statutory Responsibility and inaction on her part is a violation of the law as per the Jamia Millia Act.
A bench of Justice Jayant Nath passed the order in a writ petition filed by law graduate Mohd. Munis Siddique through Advocate Harpreet Singh Hora and Himangi Kapoor.
The petitioner had the grievance that the University has not given his marksheet, degree and other documents despite repeated requests, reminders and representations been made to them since July 2020, due to which he was losing his opportunities for higher education and employment.
The plea stated that the law graduate couldn’t get enrolled with the bar council due to acts of the university and the Petitioner had to suffer loss because of the university’s fault.
On the final day of arguments, it was informed to the court that the University had only given marksheet.
The University’s counsel told the court that the petitioner has to make an online application and the degree will be made available to him after that.
The bench disposed of the writ petition observing :
“If any compliance is to be done by the petitioner, the same shall be communicated by the respondent to the petitioner today itself. The respondent will ensure that necessary degree alongwith other documents be given to the petitioner within three days thereafter”
On asked about his opinion on the other, Mr. Munis has said that “I am not the first person who has been harassed at the hands of the University officials and I am surely not the last. I would urge my fellow college students, to go through the statute and ordinances which would be helpful in availing speedy disposals of their bonafide requests. After being harassed at the hands of the University, I would be more than happy to help aggrieved students in their fight towards Administrative Inaction.”