SC dismisses pleas challenging CBSE & ICSE decision to cancel exams, discusses state board issues

Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 22 dismissed the petitions challenging the CBSE and ICSE decision to cancel examinations and also allows a go-ahead to the assessment scheme brought out by the Boards to evaluate the students' examination pattern.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jun 22, 2021 17:21 IST
SC dismisses pleas challenging CBSE & ICSE decision to cancel exams, discusses state board issues
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The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday dismissed the petitions challenging the CBSE and ICSE decision to cancel exams. While hearing the petitions for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, SC in its order dismissed the pleas that were challenging the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)'s recent decisions to cancel exams.

The Apex court also gave a nod to the assessment scheme brought out by the CBSE and ICSE Boards to evaluate the students' examination pattern.

The bench led by Justice Maheshwari and Justice A M Khanwilkar started hearing the petitions related to CBSE, ICSE & State board issues at 2:35 PM. SC also dismissed the plea with liberty to petitioner to approach the High Court for an early hearing in the connected matter.

Andhra Pradesh and Kerala state board representatives appear before the Supreme Court bench defending their decision to hold board exams for classes 10 and 12. The Supreme Court while hearing petitions related to state board exams asked Andhra Pradesh Government to inform by Thursday (June 24) its decision on holding Class 12 exams.

The state of Kerala filed an affidavit stating that the principled decision is to take the examination, already scheduled for class 11th. Counsel for AP submitted that appropriate decision will be taken by State and be brought on record by tomorrow.

Justice Maheshwari to Counsel for Andhra Pradesh said, "You can’t keep things hanging like this. You want to make a decision, let us have the reasons". Further, the Supreme Court Bench said that if something happens state will be responsible for that.

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