The Supreme Court heard the plea regarding class 12th board exams today. The plea, filed by advocate Mamta Sharma, urges Class 12 board exams to be canceled. The SC on May 28 had adjourned the plea for May 31. Now, the hearing of the plea has been again adjourned till June 3.
The government will take a last decision within the next two days on whether to conduct class 12 board exams amid the prevailing pandemic, the Supreme Court was informed on Monday. Attorney General K K Venugopal told this to a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari which were hearing a plea seeking guidance to cancel the class 12 exams of the CBSE and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) given the common situation.
No issue. You take the verdict. You are entitled to it. If you are expiring from the policy of last year, then you must give substantial reasons for it. The bench told Venugopal.
The bench of Justices A MKhanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari had heard the request on May 28. And had asked petitioner Mamta Sharma to serve the copy of the plea to the counsel representing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The CBSE is likely to make a final judgment on Class 12 board exams by June 1. Meanwhile, the CICSE board has asked its affiliated schools to submit a standard of marks obtained by Class 12 students in Class 11 and during this session. While there is no simplicity from the board whether the exercise hints at the apparent cancellation of exams, schools have already started working to meet the June 7 deadline set by the council.