CBSE exams yet to be decided, may take a day more
As the government’s reply to the court’s questions was unsatisfactory, the court said that it would pass a final order in this regard tomorrow morning.
New Delhi: No decision could be taken on Thursday to cancel the remaining examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) pan India on Thursday. The Supreme Court postponed the hearing till 10:30 AM yesterday and asked the government to find its options and make other various aspects.
A division bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, and Justice Sanjeev Khanna said that the government will present the revised draft notification before the final hearing at 10.30 AM on Friday.
On behalf of the central government, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that the 10th examinations canceled due to violence in north-east Delhi and 12th examinations canceled due to Covid-19 outbreak were to be held from July 1 to July 15. However, the government has decided to cancel it, as the schools do not have available space for now for the examination and the epidemic situation is also frightening.
Shri Mehta said that the result of class 10th examination will be given on the basis of internal assessment, while alternative examination will be arranged for students of class 12th. He told that, for the students who want to take the exam, the examination will be held later. At this point, the court asked many questions to the government. For example, what will be the date of the examination result and how will the new academic session be determined?
As the government’s reply to the court’s questions was unsatisfactory, the court said that it would pass a final order in this regard tomorrow morning, but before that the government would have to present a revised draft notification with clarity on all these points.