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Cancel CBSE Exams to Be Held In July, Declare Results Based On Internal Assessment: PIL Filed In The Supreme Court [READ PETITION]

Lawstreet Journal 11 Jun 2020 2:02am

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A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notification dated May 18, 2020, which declares the commencement of the remaining examination of CBSE Board (Class XII) ranging from July 1, 2020, till July 15, 2020. The petitioners have prayed for declaration of result based on internal assessment marks this year. The petitioners are none other than the parents of their wards who have appeared/appearing in the Class XII Board examination conducted by the CBSE.

The petition has been filed by the parents of students scheduled to appear for their XII Board exams in July, in line with the fresh schedule notified by the CBSE. In light of the growing concern over the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the petitioners highlight that according to data by AIIMS, the pandemic would be at its peak in India.

Interestingly just two days after the CBSE notification, on May 20, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had come out with a circular issuing guideline to various states informing about the Government decision specifying that no examination would be permitted in those centers which fall in the Containment zones.

It is their claim that, through the instant writ petition, they not only want to demonstrate the rising concern of the safety of millions of students who would be exposed to COVID-19 pandemic if they were to appear in the said examinations but also demonstrate the extent of discriminatory and arbitrariness conduct of the respondent/CBSE in issuing the… Continue Reading...

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