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CBSE Class 12 board exams: SC to hear plea seeking cancellation of Class 12 exams on May 31

 The Supreme Court heard a plea regarding Class 12 board exams today. The plea, filed by advocate Mamta Sharma, demands class 12 board exams be cancelled. The SC today adjourned the plea for Monday.

CBSE Class 12 board exams: SC to hear plea seeking cancellation of Class 12 exams on May 31-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published May 28, 2021, 12:39 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned a plea seeking cancellation of CBSE Board Class 12 examinations for hearing on May 31 after noting that the Centre may take a decision on the matter soon.

A vacation bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari was considering a Public Interest Litigation filed by Advocate Mamta Sharma.

At the outset, the bench asked petitioner Mamta Sharma whether she had served the copy of the plea to the counsel representing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

When the petitioner said she will serve the copy of the petition to the parties, the bench observed, “You do it. We will have it on Monday i.e May 31.”

“We permit the counsel for the petitioner to serve an advance copy of the petition to respondents namely the central agency, counsel for the CBSE and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination,” the bench said, adding, “List on Monday (May 31)”.

The petition has arrayed the Centre, the CBSE and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) as respondents in the matter. 

During the hearing conducted through video-conferencing, Justice Maheshwari observed that the CBSE is likely to take a call on this issue on June 1. The counsel representing the council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) told the bench that since the apex court is hearing the matter, the High Courts should not deal with it.   

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to announce its final decision regarding Class 12 Board exams on 1 June 2021.

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