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'Are you willing to put student’s lives in danger?' Supreme Court warns the government of Andhra Pradesh not to hold Class XII exams in the face of COVID

Lawstreet Journal 25 Jun 2021 11:48pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary 'Are you willing to put student’s lives in danger?' Supreme Court  warns the government of Andhra Pradesh not to hold Class XII exams in the face of COVID

On Tuesday (June 22nd, 2021), the Supreme Court ordered state boards to notify their respective schemes for assessing the cancelled Class 12 physical exams within 10 days of June 24th, 2021.

The Court also ordered the state boards to release the results of their internal assessments by July 31. "We've issued a General Order to all boards. We direct the Boards to formulate and notify schemes within 10 days of June 24th, 2021 and to announce internal assessment results by July 31st, as specified for CBSE and ICSE ", a vacation bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari ruled.

The Supreme Court also stated that a uniform assessment scheme for all state boards was not possible. "We will not implement a uniform scheme. Each board is unique and self-contained. We cannot impose a unified scheme across India ", the bench remarked. 

The bench was hearing a petition filed by Advocate Anubha Sahai Srivastava to cancel state board exams due to the COVID situation. Several state boards announced the cancellation of Class 12 exams while the petition was pending. Six states have already held Class 12 examinations. Andhra Pradesh is the only state that has yet to hold or announce the cancellation of the Class 12 exams. 

The Court expressed its displeasure with the Andhra Pradesh government's stance on the decision and grilled the state's lawyer on it. Why the Andhra Pradesh board can’t cancel the Class 12 exams like other state boards, CBSE and ICSE, the bench wondered.… Continue Reading...


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