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CBSE Board Exam Canceled: Hearing Postponed In Supreme Court

The Hearing In The Supreme Court On The Petition Seeking Cancellation Of The CBSE Board Exam Has Been Postponed, And The Case Will Be Heard Again On Thursday. Attorney General KK Venugopal On Behalf Of The Government Told The Court That The Government Is Going To Take A Decision In This Matter Soon. Therefore, The Hearing Should Be Deferred For The Time Being.

After Which A Bench Of Justices AM Khanwilkar And Dinesh Maheshwari Said, “There Is No Difficulty. You Can Take A Decision. If You Are Departing From The Policy Last Year (Meaning Taking The Exam), Then You Have To Give Good Reasons.” As The Final Order Was After Detailed Deliberations. ”

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Justice Khanwilkar Said That The Students Had A Sincere Hope That The Policy Adopted Last Year Should Be Followed This Year. The Case Will Be Heard On 3 May.

During The Last Hearing On The Plea For Cancellation Of Class XII Board Examinations Of Both The Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) And The Certificate Of Indian Secondary Education (ICSE), The Bench Asked The Petitioner To Be “Optimistic” As There Was A Chance That The Central Government Will Bring A “Resolution”.

The Plea Of ​​Delhi’s Advocate Mamta Sharma Prayed That The Notification To Postpone The Class XII Examination By ICSE And CBSE For An Unspecified Date Be Quashed.

The Petitioner Instead Urged That The Examination For This Academic Year Be Completely Abolished And The Marks Calculated Using The Method Employed In The Previous Year.

The Petitioner Prayed, “Issue A Writ Of Mandamus, Directing The Defendants To Devise An Objective Method To Cancel The Class XII Examination And Declare The Results Of Class XII Within A Specific Time Frame.”

The Petition Cited A Similar Case Of Amit Bathula V. CBSE, Which Came Before The Apex Court Last Year, In Which The Supreme Court Asked The Respondents To Calculate And Declare The Result Of Class XII Students based on Their Earlier Assessment. Was Instructed To Do.

Therefore, The Petitioner Sought An Interim Instruction To Declare The Results Of The Twelfth Grade Students By Applying The Same Methodology. Sharma Said That The ICSE And CBSE Have Already Accepted The Seriousness Of The Kovid-19 Situation In The Country, As They Had Canceled The Class X Board Exams.

However, The Exams Of The Twelfth Grade Students Were Arbitrarily Postponed Rather Than Canceled. The Petition Further States That Given The Unprecedented Health Emergency And The Increasing Number Of Kovid-19s, It Is Not Possible To Conduct The Examination (Either Offline / Online Or Mixed) In The Coming Weeks.

Delaying The Examination Will Cause Irreparable Damage To The Students, As Time Is Of Importance In Getting Admission In Higher Education Courses In Foreign Universities. An Intervention Application Was Also Cited By The Youth Bar Association Before The Apex Court Seeking Similar Relief. Advocate Tanvi Dubey filed this Petition.

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