The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to CBSE on petitions filed by Class 10 and 12 students, who are seeking cancellation of compartment exams, to be conducted for many who have failed or are seeking improvement in subjects they appeared.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar issued the notice on the petitions filed by students led by Anika Samvedi. The Court directed CBSE to dossier its response by September 7 and posted the matter for hearing on September 10.
Near to 1.5 lakh students of Class 10 and around 87,000 students of Class 12 are meant to appear in these exams.
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The petitioners had filed a representation before the CBSE to cancel the exams, but it was once rejected on August 6. Fresh petitions were filed against this decision of August 6.
Appearing for CBSE on Friday, Advocate Roopesh Kumar said that the compartment exams are likely to be conducted by September end and all essential precautions will be taken. He further said that the board intends to have 1278 exam centres this time, in comparison to 575 final year. Kumar also said that CBSE will make arrangements to seat only 12 students in a unmarried classroom this year because of the pandemic.
The Court directed CBSE to put this on affidavit before the next date of hearing