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Plea to Cancel CBSE, ICSE Class 12 Exams : Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing to May 31

Lawstreet Journal 29 May 2021 7:29pm

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The Supreme Court on Friday (May 28, 2021) postponed until May 31 a petition seeking the cancellation of CBSE and ICSE Class XII examinations and the development of an objective system for declaring class XII results within a fixed timeframe.

A vacation bench consisting of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari was hearing Advocate Mamta Sharma's Public Interest Litigation.

After observing that the petitioner had not served an advance copy to the CBSE's standing counsel, the court postponed the case. The petitioner was ordered to serve an advance copy of the petition on CBSE counsel, and the matter was scheduled for May 31 at 11 a.m.

During the brief hearing, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari stated that the CBSE is expected to make a decision on the subject on June 1.

Senior Advocate JK Das appeared for the ICSE:

Advocate Mamta Sharma further asked the court to take suo moto action on the concerns surrounding state board exams and to notify all state boards. "Please have a positive attitude. By Monday, there could be some sort of conclusion ", the judge informed the lawyer.

The Centre, the Central Board of Secondary Education, and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination have been asked for guidance.

The petition also asks the court to set aside the CBSE and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination's Notifications dated 14th, 16th, and 19th April 2021, save for paragraphs dealing with the delay of Class XII examinations.

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