The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will inform the Supreme Court of its position on the conduction of pending board examination today, and let the Apex Court decide what action to take, according to senior officials at HRD Ministry
New Delhi: The Supreme Court is hearing a plea by a group of parents of some students of the board who proposed the exams to be cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. Previous Week, the Supreme Court had asked the board counsel to take a stand on this matter, whether or not the board wants the exams to be conducted, and to come up with guidelines how it could be done. In its reply, the board had said that it will come up with its decision on Tuesday (23 June 2020). The counsel had said that the board was in process of taking a decision on this issue and would appraise the court at the next hearing on 23 June 2020.
“The matter is in court. CBSE will communicate its position to the court in a closed cover, and then the court will decide”, a senior official told.
The annual board examinations were suspended in the middle of March due to Covid-19 outbreak in the country; With a rising surge in the number of cases across the country , the holding of CBSE board exams is still under question. Class 10 students of the board in North-Delhi also have pending exams, as their exams got cancelled due to riots in the region at that time.
In a notification issued by the board in May, a date sheet of pending exams was released which said the exams will be held from July 1 to July 15. The Board also amplified the number of centers from 3000 to 13000, giving options to students to give exams at their own school.
The HRD ministry is reluctant to cancel examinations for the reason that fall-out on professional entrance examinations like –JEE & NEET may occur. The board has already received requests from all corners to cancel out the exams
“Some mid-way like assessment of a candidate on the basis of his performance in the internal examinations is also on cards,” said the sources.