The Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association has written to the Apex Court seeking postponement of Advocates on Record Examination (2021) from June of this to December 2021.
The letter was addressed to Rajesh Kumar Goyel, Registrar & Secretary, Board of Examiners, and written by Dr Joseph Aristotle, Hony Secretary, SCAORA.
The letter states that due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, the addressees are urged to postpone the AOR examination from June 2021 to December 2021.
A reference was made to Rule 1 of the Regulations regarding the AOR Examination, which provides that the exam can be held in December.
In March, the Supreme Court had notified that the AOR Examination 2021 would be at the Apex Court premises on 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th June 2021. This notification was issued on March 26 and mentioned that Advocates who have completed their training on or before April 30, 2021, could appear for the examination.
Then on April 24, the Apex Court extended the last date of submission of AOR examination application forms to May 1.