The Delhi High Court today directed the Delhi University and St Stephen's College to permit a student, who has applied for admission under the sports quota, to provisionally participate in sports trials commencing from June 18.
Justice C Hari Shankar also sought response of the university and the college on the petition and listed it for hearing on July 3.
"Respondents (DU and college) are directed to permit the petitioner to provisionally participate in trials commencing from June 18 in A-2 category. Participation of the petitioner in trial is entirely at her risk and shall remain subject to outcome of this petition," the court said.
While the counsel for DU sought time to respond to the plea, no one appeared for St. Stephen's despite advance service of the petition.
The plea filed by Vanshika Sachar, who plays table-tennis, claimed that at the time of awarding marks on basis of certificates, the college's sports-department and DU didn't consider her performance of silver-medal in Pacific School Games in Australia in 2015.
She said this act has resulted in her being placed in B-1 category (participation on national-level) and awarding her 27 marks, whereas she was entitled to 38 marks after being placed in A-2 category (participation in international-tournament).
The counsel said the student has secured 88% in Class 12 and has applied for admission in English (Hons) and Economics (Hons) in St. Stephen's college.
The plea claimed that no formal letter had been issued to the student and the authorities had verbally communicated that they do not recognize certificate of performance issued by the School Games Federation of India.
It said that SGFI has been recognized for financial-aid by Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs and the name of SGFI figures in the list of National Sports Federations.
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