After passing the LLB examination in the year 1969, the Rajasthan University has been asked by the High Court to provide the gold medal to the Retired IAS officer Ajit Singh Singhvi, for securing the top position in the University. The, now 81 year old man, had to fight a long and tumultuous legal battle for 47 years in order to get the reward he deserved from the university.
The examination took place for LLB in the year 1969 in which Singhvi scored the most numbers but he was slided to the second position, in order to let a reputed college maintain its merit track record. The aggregate marks of Singhvi were higher than that of the person who was given the first position for scoring highest marks in the final year. The gold medal is provided for overall performance of the candidates in all the years for a particular course and thus it was deliberately done by the university to maintain the merit track record of a particular college.
Disappointed by the results, Singhvi decided to battle it out legally and claimed in the Court that he deserves to be in the first position. He demanded that there should be re-evaluation of the papers and marks should be revised accordingly. The High Court accepted his plea and finally judged in favor of him by asking the Vice Chancellor of Rajasthan University J P Singhal to award him a gold medal and a certificate by organizing a simple ceremony at the university.