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After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) canceled class 12 board exams, the Supreme Court has given the board time to decide the assessment scheme for releasing the results in two weeks. Along with this, the court has adjourned the petition of Mamta Sharma canceling the examination after two weeks.
SC asks CBSE, CISCE to place on record objective parameters for assessment of class 12 students in two weeks
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) June 3, 2021
The board asked for two weeks’ time
AG KK Venugopal told a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari, hearing the matter on behalf of CBSE, that the central government took the decision to cancel the CBSE 12th examination on June 1. The AG further said that a decision on the objective criteria would be taken within two weeks.
At the same time, Senior Advocate JK Das, appearing for CISCE, requested the bench to give four weeks’ time to finalize the objective criteria. However, the bench said that four weeks is too long in view of the matter. The bench said that if the decision is not taken soon, there will be delay in admission of students to higher education courses.
Will consider state board examinations
During the hearing, petitioner Mamta Sharma told the bench that some state boards are still going to conduct the examinations. On this, the court asked the lawyer to be patient. The bench said, ‘We have in our mind the interests of the students. Whatever the board may be thinking now. He said that the issue of CBSE and CISCE should be resolved first and after that we will consider other state board exams.