New Delhi: Discussions on cancelling remaining Class 10 and 12 board exams are at a sophisticated stage and a remaining resolution on this regard is likely to be made on Wednesday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) instructed the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
CBSE on May 18 issued a notification on holding the examinations that had been put on maintain two months earlier due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Sanjiv Khanna stated they’ll watch for CBSE’s resolution and posted the matter for listening to on Thursday.
Senior advocate Jaideep Gupta, who appeared for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE), instructed the court docket they want to know what CBSE decides earlier than deciding what to do.
The bench instructed Gupta, “In the interest of the children, if the government takes a decision for CBSE, it should be adopted by you too. You must take this seriously as we are in an unprecedented situation.”
The Supreme Court final week requested CBSE, which is scheduled to conduct the exams from July 1 to 15, to think about scrapping the exams. The suggestion got here in response to a plea from a gaggle of oldsters, who’ve sought the cancellation of the exams citing the Covid-19 pandemic.
In their plea, the dad and mom cited the pandemic and stated conducting the examinations throughout over 15,000 centres would unnecessarily expose youngsters to the danger of contracting Covid-19. It requested CBSE to allot marks to college students for the remaining papers on the idea of their inside evaluation and efficiency in practicals and examinations they took in March. The petitioners identified tat CBSE had cancelled Class 10 and 12 board examinations for college students enrolled at 250 odd faculties overseas.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for CBSE, stated discussions on this are at a sophisticated stage. “We will apprise the court by Thursday. By tomorrow [Wednesday], it will be finalised.”
Advocate Rishi Malhotra, who represented the petitioners, stated CBSE shouldn’t delay the choice any additional as anxiousness amongst college students was rising with each passing day.
The bench additionally requested Mehta to take directions with regard to one other petition in search of the cancellation of ICSE Class 10 and 12 papers exams scheduled from July 2-11.
Mehta instructed the court docket ICSE is an autonomous board and the Centre can’t take a choice on its behalf.
Gupta instructed the court docket that ICSE would observe the choice of CBSE. “Let this matter be heard along with CBSE petition on Thursday.” He stated a petition on this regard was additionally pending within the Bombay High Court .
The states of Maharashtra, Delhi and Odisha have requested CBSE to scrap the exams.