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Andhra Pradesh cancels Class 12 board exam, govt informs SC; results to be announced before July 31

The top court had on Thursday told Andhra Pradesh government that it was not convinced of the precautionary measures suggested by the state for holding Class 12 board exams and had said unless satisfied that there will be no fatality due to Covid, it will not allow them.

Andhra Pradesh cancels Class 12 board exam, govt informs SC; results to be announced before July 31-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jun 25, 2021, 5:54 PM IST
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The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday informed the Supreme Court that they have decided to cancel the AP State Board examinations for Class 12 (Intermediate).

Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave appearing for the Andhra Pradesh Government told the top court that a High Power Committee will be formed within 10 days which will devise an assessment scheme. Dave also said that the results for the AP Inter Exams 2021 will be announced before July 31.

A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari was informed by senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for Andhra Pradesh, that he had discussed the matter with the chief minister on Thursday and the state government has decided to cancel the exam.

The top court had on Thursday told Andhra Pradesh government that it was not convinced of the precautionary measures suggested by the state for holding Class 12 board exams and had said unless satisfied that there will be no fatality due to Covid, it will not allow them.

The bench was hearing a plea seeking directions to state governments not to hold board exams in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Andhra Pradesh Education Minister on Thursday addressed a press conference where he announced that the State Board exams for Class X and Class XII stand cancel. The minister also informed that the decision was taken after the orders given by the Supreme court.

The top court said it was reiterating its direction passed on Thursday that all state boards would declare the results of internal assessment of Class 12 examination by July 31, as done in the matter of CBSE and CISCE.

While addressing the media, the minister said that the Inter exam management takes 45 days for evaluation, so it is not possible to announce the exam results by July 31 as directed by the Supreme court.

The Supreme Court on Thursday told Andhra Pradesh it is not convinced of the precautionary measures suggested by the state for holding Class 12 board exams and said it won’t allow them unless it is satisfied that there will be no fatality due to Covid.

“We are not satisfied with the precautionary measures you will be taking for holding the exams. We are not convinced with the mechanism you have devised. Unless we are satisfied that you are able to conduct the examination without any fatality, we will not allow you to hold the examination,” the bench said.

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