Supreme Court dismisses plea to cancel offline board exams

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new Delhi: (Supreme Court) on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking cancellation of class 10th and 12th classes to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and several other boards this year. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and C T Ravikumar said such petitions create false expectations and create confusion everywhere. “This not only creates false hopes but also creates confusion among the students preparing for the examination,” the bench said. Let the students and officials do their job. Let the officials decide. If the judgment is wrong, then challenge it.” Advocate appearing for the petitioner said that the board of most of the states have not yet announced the exam dates. The bench said whenever the examination is to be held, the board will announce it and what is the problem in that? At the beginning of the hearing, the advocate appearing for the petitioner referred to the order passed by the apex court in the matter related to the board examination last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. To this, the bench said that what had happened in the past cannot be a ground to pass the order at present. The petition sought a direction to the CBSE and other education boards to conduct the examination through other means. CBSE and other education boards have proposed to conduct board exams for class 10th and 12th through offline (in the school premises). CBSE has decided to conduct board exams for class 10th and 12th from April 26.

[Attribution to NBT]

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