New Delhi, September 4
The CBSE Friday opposed within the Supreme Court a plea looking for postponement of compartment exams for 12th class scheduled this month, saying all “necessary” security measures for college kids are being taken in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
A bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna requested the counsel for the petitioner whether or not postponement of the examinations will assist the scholars.
“Without examination where do you stand. Is there any other methodology contemplated by CBSE,” the bench requested in the course of the listening to carried out by video conferencing.
The counsel for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) mentioned the board has elevated the variety of examination centres for compartment exams from 575 to 1,278.
“We have taken a decision that in a class where 40 students could sit, now only 12 will sit and we are taking all precautions,” the counsel for CBSE mentioned.
“All necessary measures are being taken. The notification is likely to be issued soon. The examinations are to be held in September,” he mentioned.
The court docket, which requested CBSE to file a brief affidavit in response of the plea of Anika Samvedi, has now fastened the case for listening to on September 10.
The plea has challenged the CBSE resolution to carry compartment examinations for 12th class on the bottom that it could be detrimental to the well being of the examinees.
The apex court docket requested the counsel for the petitioner to be clear concerning the aid being sought when he mentioned the scholars will likely be thought of as failed because the compartment examinations is not going to be concluded by September finish.
The lawyer additionally mentioned the scholars will be unable to use for additional research as admissions in universities will shut by the point compartment examinations will likely be held.
The counsel for CBSE mentioned that on the one hand, petitioner needed cancellation of examinations after which additionally raised the problem of admissions in universities. PTI