“As the knowledge or lack of English language does not determine ones intelligence, ability, acumen, dedication, IQ etc., therefore, prima-facie the exam should be conducted in vernacular languages too. Infact the Bar Council of India conducts All India Bar Examination in 11 languages including Englis,” the BCI mentioned in an announcement.
The apex bar physique mentioned that one other facet that wants be thought-about is, as to in what number of vernacular languages are semester exams being performed in Law Universities throughout the Country, as on date.
“It is however apparent, that after clearing CLAT, the following request might be to maintain semester exams in regional languages too in National Law Universities. Presently many Universities conduct exams in English and in one i.e. regional language of the State.
“However, National Law Universities depict a national character, and it cannot be compared to other State Universities, or Private Universities, and therefore, this issue has to be given a deep and thoughtful consideration,” the BCI mentioned.
It mentioned that in order to study this issue and in order take a view of the National Law Universities, and different events, stake holders, a Seven Member Committee has been constituted to take inventory of the scenario and do the needful. This committee consists of former and sitting Vice-Chancellors of National Law Universities, different academicians and two members of Bar Council of India, BCI mentioned including that the committee shall be headed by former chief justice of a excessive court docket.
The BCI’s assertion was issued after the Delhi High Court directed it to think about as a illustration a plea searching for holding of the Common Law Admission Test of 2020, and people in future, in all native languages.
The petitioners had contended that excluding college students who studied in Tamil, Oriya, Bengali, Telugu,.and so on languages and giving primacy to English was “unjust, unfair, improper” and “in the teeth of Article 343 of the Constitution of India which says that Hindi is the national language of India”.