The Bench comprising Justice M. L. Joseph Francis and Justice B. Kemal Pasha issued the interim order on a petition filed by a group of students and Muslim Service Society challenging the government order restraining the CBSE students who had passed class X school based examination from applying for senior secondary courses through a single window admission system.
The petitioners pointed out that the government during the previous year had permitted the CBSE students to file applications for admission to higher secondary classes through the single window system.
Even the statistics of admission would show that even the permission given to CBSE students for applying during the last academic year had not affected the prospects of the students who have passed through State SSLC stream.
If the State Board, which was one among the existing 41 Boards, rejected the certificates issued by the CBSE, it would lead to rejection of similar certificates by other Boards including CBSE. And as a result, the students passing SSLC would not be in a position to apply for admission to the higher secondary courses under the CBSE and other Boards. So, the petitioners sought to quash the government order.