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A big announcement can be made on Tuesday i.e. today for the conduct of the CBSE and CISCE Board 12th examination. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank can give information about the 12th exam date and format today. Actually, the board had postponed the examinations to be held in May amid the increasing infection of Corona.
The meeting was held on 23 May
Earlier, after a high-level meeting held on May 23 regarding the examination, suggestions were sought from all the states and union territories within two days. At the same time, after the meeting, the Union Education Minister informed that a decision will be taken on the 12th examination on June 1. Apart from Nishank, this meeting, chaired by Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, was also attended by the education ministers of the states and other officials associated with the Ministry of Education.
States gave suggestions to the center on examination
States have sent their suggestions to the Center regarding the 12th examination postponed due to Corona. According to media reports, out of the 32 states and union territories that have agreed to the exam, 29 have agreed to the proposed B-option in the meeting. On the other hand, Rajasthan, Tripura and Telangana have agreed to conduct the examination in Option-A i.e. the current format.
CBSE had given 2 options regarding the exam
FICCI demands cancellation of examination
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has written a letter to the Union Minister of Education demanding cancellation of the 12th board exam. In a letter to Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, FICCI said that it is not right to conduct class 12th offline examination in the current situation due to Corona pandemic. Federation President Uday Shankar said that an alternative solution should be devised to decide the academic progress.
Priyanka Gandhi wrote a letter to the Education Minister
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi also wrote a letter to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Monday regarding CBSE 12th board examination. He shared the suggestions received from students, parents and teachers regarding the 12th examinations with the Education Minister. He said that children are the future of our country. It is therefore appropriate to understand the human, psychological and emotional costs of conducting 12th board examinations under these circumstances.
Hearing on exam on June 3
Here, the hearing on Monday on the petition seeking cancellation of 12th examination of CBSE and ICSE has been postponed till June 3 in the Supreme Court. In fact, during the hearing, the Advocate General (AG), presenting the matter on behalf of the Central Government and CBSE, said that the Center needs two more days to take its final decision.
To this the bench said that the government is free to take its own decision, however, the petitioner hopes that the board will take a decision as per the policy of the previous year.