An important hearing on Class 12 board exams 2021 has begun in Supreme Court today, at 11 am. Petition seeking a directive to cancel CBSE and ICSE Class 12 board exams 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic is going to be heard today, on Monday in the Supreme Court.
The plea is filed by Adv. Mamta Sharma, a Supreme Court Advocate asked for directions from the Centre Government, CBSE and ICSE boards to cancel Class 12 board exams in view of the deadly Coronavirus infection.
Ahead of the Centre's decision on CBSE class 12 exams that is scheduled by tomorrow, 1st June the Supreme Court is conducting its hearing in the matter.
A bench of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice AM Khanwilkar had adjourned the hearing to May 31 asking the petitioner to serve advance copies of the petition to respondents including Centre, CBSE and ICSE. The court on May 28 said that the CBSE, the ICSE and the Centre should be there in the hearing.
The Centre Government is expected to take a final stand on CBSE Class 12 board exams by tomorrow, June 1. After a high level meeting held on May 23, chaired by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the state governments were asked to submit their detailed suggestions on the proposal to conduct Class 12 exams by May 25. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had said that the Centre will take a decision soon and announce it at the earliest keeping students’ safety in mind.