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CBSE, CISCE Class 12 Board Exams: Give ‘Good Reasons’ For Deviating From Last Year’s Plan, SC to Centre; Next Hearing on June 3

  • CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 Cancellation.
  • Earlier on May 28, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari had asked petitioner Advocate Mamta Sharma to serve the advanced copy of the petition to respondents including Centre, CBSE and CISCE and had listed the matter for Monday, 11 AM

New Delhi: While hearing a plea seeking directions to cancel the class 12 exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) amid the pandemic situation, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to give good reasons if it is departing from the policy of last year. “No issue. You take the decision. You are entitled to it. If you are departing from the policy of last year, then you must give tangible reasons for it”, the bench told Attorney General KKVenugopal, representing the Centre.

Earlier on May 28, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari had asked petitioner Advocate Mamta Sharma to serve the advanced copy of the petition to respondents including Centre, CBSE, and CISCE. “Conducting Class 12 board examinations online or offline not feasible because of an unprecedented pandemic. Delay in the declaration of Class 12 results will hamper students taking admission to foreign universities. CBSE and CISCE must devise an objective methodology to declare the results within the specified time else it will affect nearly 12 lakh students”, the petition filed by Sharma said. It contended that notifications issued by CBSE and ICSE deferring the exams to an unspecified date should be quashed, adding that students cannot be subjected to suffer uncertainty amid an unprecedented public health crisis.

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