NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the plea seeking cancellation of CBSE Board Class 12 examinations to May 31 after noting that the Centre may take a decision on the matter soon.
“The Supreme Court adjourned a plea seeking directions to the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to cancel the CBSE, ICSE Class XII examination for Monday (May 31, 2021),” the news agency ANI reported.
The order was passed by a bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari.
The plea urged the top court to pass a direction to the CBSE, CISCE and the government agencies to devise an ‘objective methodology’ to declare the result of Class 12 students within a specific timeframe.
Around 300 students of Class 12 recently sent a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana to quash the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct a physical examination amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The students asked the top court to direct the Central government to provide alternative assessment scheme to the students. This comes days after a high-level meeting chaired by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reached a consensus on the conduct of board exams.
The CBSE Class 12 examination is likely to be conducted soon and its date and format is expected to be announced by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on May 30.
Earlier on April 14, the CBSE had notified that Class 12 exams were postponed in view of the COVID pandemic. CBSE had said further information regarding the Class 12 exams board exams would be given to students by June 1.