The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to file a response on the controversy surrounding the recently introduced Common Law Entrance Test (CLET)
The matter is currently being examined by the apex court after a petitioner appealed against the July 5 Bombay High Court order backing CLET.
In its verdict, the High Court decided to allow the government to go ahead with a unified entrance test for all law colleges in the state irrespective of whether they are government, aided, or unaided.
Not happy with the HC verdict, the petitioner moved to the SC where a bench comprising Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice RK Agrawal heard the arguments from both sides before issuing the notice to the state government seeking a response within a week.
Meanwhile, the state government maintains that the CLET was introduced through a notification under the Maharashtra University Act and then extended it to all government and non-government colleges using a ‘executive order’.