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Kerala HC Condemns Bank on Rejecting Educational Loan to Student on Parents Inability to Repay, Directs Immediate Disbursement

The Kerala High Court in Devika Soniraj vs The Zonal Manager, Bank of India and Anr. — WP(C) no. 6593 of 2021— directed the respondent to disburse the educational loan to the petitioner, a second year BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) student whose loan request was rejected by the bank based on the financial position of the petitioner and her father as they would not be able to pay the deficit fee to the college and the petitioner in such case wouldn’t be able to complete the course thereby affecting her “projected future earnings”.

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No Physical Classes Held, Kerala HC Validates State’s Decision of Not Awarding Grace Marks for Extracurricular Activities in the Academic Year 2020-21

Kerala High Court while hearing a batch of 9 petitions in Yadunandan M (Minor) Vs. State Of Kerala — W.P.(C) No.13763 of 2021 & con. cases, upheld the communication of Additional Secretary, General Education Department to the Director of Public Education Department whereby it was decided that grace marks will not be awarded in SSLC and Plus Two (Class X & Class XII) for the academic year 2020-21. The court stated that no illegality can be attributed to the state as it is the duty of the state to assess the situation prevailing and formulate accordingly, and as there were no physical classes and extracurricular activities conducted due to Covid-19 Pandemic, State was right in not awarding the grace marks. 

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