Petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination to cancel the ICSE and CBSE Class 12 examinations.
The CBSE cancelled the class X examination and postponed the class XII examination in a letter dated April 14. On the other hand, the CISCE, in circulars dated April 16 and April 19, cancelled the class X examination and postponed the class XII examination for an unspecified period.
Filed by advocate, Mamta Sharma, the plea has asked the court to set aside the CBSE and CISCE notifications of April 14,16 and 19, 2021. It stated that for the innocent students of class XII, “step-motherly, arbitrary, inhuman directions” have been issued to postpone their final examination for an unspecified duration.
“In view of the unprecedented health emergency and rising numbers of the COVID-19 cases in the country, the conduct of examination, either offline or online or blended in upcoming weeks is not possible and delay in the examination will cause irreparable loss to the students as time is the essence in taking admission in higher education courses in foreign universities,” the plea said.
It added that delay in declaration of result will ultimately hamper one semester of the aspiring students as admission cannot be confirmed.