Madras HC: restoration of upper limit age bar for 3-year law course
Madras High Court has thrashed Tamil Nadu Ambedkar Law University and has criticized its decision of unavailability of any upper age limit for the 3-year Bachelor of Law (BL) course notification being issued to the public.
As concluded and restored, the upper age limit for open category applicants will be for 30 years, and for reserved one, it has extended till 35 years. The judiciary bench was directed by Justice S Manikumar and Justice V M Velumani, and concluded in their 102-page judgment by repressing a September 28, 2013 notification issued by the Bar Council of India and criticizing Tamil Nadu Law Department’s decision of issuing the notification dated June 3 for undergraduate law admissions.
According to the fresh notice, the HC has asked them to issue a fresh notice exhibiting accurate knowledge and information about the eligibility criteria of the program.
In 2013, members of the Bar Council appointed S Prabakaran as the individual decisive committee to reconsider and issue the upper age limit. According to the committee, the age limit desecrated Article 14 of the Constitution and offered a proposal of elimination.
The decision was accepted positively and notified duly on 31st August 2013. However, the bench noted that there was no such record of any appointment, or any discussion.