SC to hear plea on quashing of CBSE Board exams on June 25

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 23, 2020

CBSE has announced that remaining class 10 and 12 exams will take place from July 1 to 15

The Supreme Court will now hear the petition filed by  parents regarding the quashing of the remaining Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board exams on June 25.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta,  appearing for the CBSE and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), said, “The decision-making process is at the advanced stage and it will be finalised by tomorrow evening; therefore, request for an adjournment. We understand the anxiety of students”.

The next hearing will be on Thursday at 2 pm. Advocate Rishi Malhotra is appearing for the petitioners.

A group of parents has filed a petition in the apex court regarding scrapping of the remaining Board exams. They said that holding exams during the ongoing pandemic would risk exposure to Covid-19.

The Supreme Court also advised the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) council to take the decision taken by the government seriously and abide by it.

Last month, the CBSE announced the revised exam date sheet for class X and XII, to be conducted between July 1-15. Class X board exams would only take place in the North-East part of the national capital.

The CBSE had announced that all Class 1 to 8 students would be promoted to the next class without exams. Those in class 9 and 11 are to be promoted to the next grade based on internal assessments of the school.

10 and 12 exams would take place from July 1 to 15.

Published on June 23, 2020

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