Hon'ble Supreme Court of India to hear today, on Tuesday the petitions relating to CBSE, ICSE, state board exams. The apex court will start hearing the issues at 2 PM after it adjourned the same petitions yesterday. According to the reports, there are pleas related seeking- the cancellation of the CBSE compartment exams, challenging cancellation of CBSE, ICSE exams, and adoption of uniform criteria for state boards.
On Monday, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari was hearing a batch of pleas against the scheme cancelling the board exams. While some petitions have sought that the exams be conducted, others have asked the top court to make it optional and leave it for the students to make a decision.
The Apex court also heard the petitions filed on behalf of the state boards. Taking note of the situation in different states, including Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing for Tuesday. Both the states have expressed their intent to conduct Class 10/12 board exams. Karnataka, which had cancelled Class 12 exams has intended to hold Class 10 exams.
Supreme Court on also directed the CBSE and the ICSE to respond to concerns raised about schemes formulated to evaluate the performance of Class 12 students, whose exams were cancelled in view of the surge in COVID cases all across the country.
The court listed the batch of pleas for hearing on Tuesday and asked the petitioners to share the plea with the Attorney General who will respond on behalf of the CBSE, ICSE and Central government.