The Supreme Court of India is all set to announce its final decision regarding a plea seeking cancellation of the CBSE and CISCE Class 12th board exams 2021 on June 3. A bench of Justices comprising AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari has adjourned the case to provide sufficient time for authorities to take its decision. The Centre has asked the apex court to give them two days time to take a final call regarding the exams.
Earlier, the top court had adjourned the plea of cancellation of the Class 12th exams case couple of times on May 28 and 31. It has asked petitioner Advocate Mamta Sharma to serve an advance copy to respondents that include the Centre, CBSE and CISCE boards. Check the live updates of the Supreme Court decision on the cancellation of Class 12th board exams.
Earlier, a PIL was filed to cancel Class 12th exams and proposed an objective methodology to prepare the board result. The petitioner also asked the apex court to take up the cancellation of the Class 12th case as suo motto.
The sources suggest that the CBSE and CISCE are likely to announce their decision in the first week of June regarding the Class 12th exams cancellation or exams in a reduced format or adopting alternative assessment. Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has conducted a virtual meeting with state education ministers and secretaries. Many states have expressed that they are in favour of conducting the board exams in a shorter format for major subjects when the conditions are conducive to hold exams.
In April, the Union government has cancelled the CBSE Class 10 board exams and postponed the Class 12th board exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CISCE has also postponed the ISC (Class 12th) exams till further order. The CBSE has proposed an alternative assessment scheme to prepare the Class 10 result 2021, which is likely to be released in July.