CBSE Board Exams 2021: Govt to take final decision in next two days, SC hearing adjourned till June 3
The central government has informed the Supreme Court that they will issue a decision regarding the Class 12 board exams in a couple of days.
The Supreme Court (SC) heard the plea regarding Class 12 board exams today. The plea, filed by advocate Mamta Sharma, demands Class 12 board exams be cancelled. The SC on May 28 had adjourned the plea for May 31. Now, the hearing of the plea has been again adjourned till June 3.
The central government has informed the Supreme Court that they will issue a decision regarding the Class 12 board exams in a couple of days. The centre has asked the apex court to give them time till Thursday and then schedule the hearing.
The bench of the Supreme Court said, “You are free to take whatever decision. But there is hope expressed by Petitioner that the policy adopted last year can be adopted this year. If Government is departing from last year decisions then give tangible reasons.”
The plea filed by Supreme Court Advocate Mamta Sharma asked for directions to the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to cancel the CBSE board exam 2021 and ICSE Class 12 exams in the view of deadly coronavirus infection. In the plea, Sharma has requested the apex court to direct the CBSE and ICSE to declare the Class 12 result 2021 on the basis of ‘objective methodology’ within the specific time frame.
The government will take a final decision within the next two days on whether to conduct class 12 board exams amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court was informed on Monday. Attorney General KK Venugopal told this to a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari which was hearing a plea seeking directions to cancel the class 12 exams of the CBSE and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) in view of the current situation.
Ever since the meeting between state education secretaries and union ministers was conducted on May 23, students and parents have been opposing the decision of the central government to conduct the board exams in the middle of the pandemic.
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