Govt to take final decision on Class 12 board exams by June 3

The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing today, for CBSE Class 12 Board Exam and ICSE Board exam.  The bench adjourns the matter to June 3, 2021.

The plea, filed by advocate Mamta Sharma, demands Class 12 board exams be cancelled, the apex court on May 28 had adjourned the plea for May 31. Now, the next hearing on CBSE will resume from Thursday, June 3.

In the hearing today, the Attorney General appearing for the Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the Government will take a decision on Class 12 board exam in two days saying, “Give us time till Thursday and Government will come to a final decision.”

The bench considered the petition seeking a directive to cancel Class 12 Board exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “You are free to take whatever decision. But there is hope expressed by the petitioner that a policy adopted last year can be adopted this year too,” said the Bench. “If the Government is departing from last year decision, then give tangible reasons.”

The Supreme Court Advocate Mamta Sharma filed the plea to ask for directions to the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to cancel the CBSE board exam 2021 and ICSE Class 12 exams in the view of deadly coronavirus infection. She has requested the apex court to CBSE and ICSE to declare the Class 12 result 2021 on the basis of ‘objective methodology’ within the specific time frame.

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal  had said that the Centre will take a decision soon and announce it at the earliest keeping students’ safety in mind.