SC dismisses plea challenging cancellation of CBSE, ICSE class 12 exams

SYNOPSIS:

A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwarialso dismissed all challenges mounted to the assessment policies framed by the CBSE and ICSE to compute marks for class 12 students in view of cancellation of exams.

NEWS: The Supreme Court today dismissed petitions challenging the CBSE and ICSE decision to cancel examinations and also gave a go-ahead to the assessment scheme brought out by the Boards to evaluate the students’ examination pattern. “Board has taken a conscious decision at the highest level and taken on larger public interest. We are not going to sit in judgment over it,” the Apex Court observed. A parents’ association and students flagged several concerns with regard to the CBSE and ICSE schemes for evaluation for Class 12 results and said that many clauses are arbitrary and would be detrimental to future prospects of the students. The plea stated that CBSE’s decision amounts to unequal treatment to private/ patrachar/ 2nd chance compartment candidates of Class 10 and 12 since board exams for regular students have been cancelled by CBSE. A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwarialso dismissed all challenges mounted to the assessment policies framed by the CBSE and ICSE to compute marks for class 12 students in view of cancellation of exams. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) had responded today in the Supreme Court of India to concerns raised by some students and parents on their evaluation schemes.

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