A bench of justices D K Jain and H L Dattu declined to interfere with the Delhi High Court order which had refused to grant stay on the May 2 government notification announcing re-conduct of AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).
The Bench, however, issued notices to Ministry of Human Resource Development, the secretary of the AIEEE unit of the CBSE and its Director (Special Exams) and sought their reply within one week to hear the matter urgently.
The bench also directed the petitioner A P Sinha, former professor of NIT Jamshedpur, Jharkhand to respond in three days after receiving the replies of the respondents and posted the matter before the vacation bench for hearing.
Sinha had sought a stay on government notification to re-conduct the AIEEE exam on May 11 contending that if it was allowed his petition before the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of the May 1 test would become infructuous.
He had first approached the high court seeking a direction for holding the exam afresh providing equal opportunity to each and every candidate.