Class 12 Board Exam 2021 has been postponed to a later date in many states, amid a surge in COVID 19 cases. Looking at the current scenario, a PIL has been documented at Delhi High Court to vaccinate students before Board Examination 2021. On this, Delhi High Court seeks the State and Centre Government’s stand.
Chief Justice Jasmeet Singh and Justice D N Patel have published a notice to the Ministry of Health and Education and the Delhi government. The notice has been delivered seeking the State and Centre Government’s stand on the PIL. The PIL requests vaccination of candidates appearing for Board Exam 2021.
Three advocates who have submitted the PIL are Sanjivani Aggarwal, Jyoti Aggarwal, and Pradeep Shekhawat. They confessed that the new strain of Coronavirus was affecting youngsters. Therefore, the candidates appearing for Board Exam 2021 need to be vaccinated before exams. They further mentioned that if the government cannot conclude on the mode of examination soon, the vaccination of the candidates should be accomplished on an urgent basis.
Santosh K Tripathi, the Delhi government standing Counsel, and Monika Arora, central government standing counsel stated that the decision would soon be approved. However, the court also inquired whether the COVID 19 vaccines can be regulated to those below 18 years of age.
According to the latest updates, a PIL to vaccinate candidates before Board Exam 2021 has been filed at Delhi High Court. Before adopting any decision, Delhi High Court seeks an acknowledgment from the Centre and the State Government.