NEW DELHI: A division Bench of Supreme Court will tomorrow (Monday, May 31st), hear the plea seeking directions to cancel the Class XII CBSE and ICSE examination and devise an objective methodology to declare the result of class XII within a specific timeframe.
A vacation bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari had on Friday adjourned the case after noting that the petitioner had not served advanced copy on the standing counsel for the CBSE. The bench had therefore asked the petitioner to serve the advance copy on the CBSE counsel and listed the matter on May 31 at 11 AM.
The PIL filed by Advocate Mamta Sharma has sought directions for setting aside the Notification dated 14th,16th and 19th April 2021 issued by CBSE and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination only in respect of clauses dealing with postponement of Class XII examination
The direction has been sought to the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination.
The petitioner has sought similar directions as passed by the top Court Court in the matter of Amit Bathla & Anr. V. CBSE & Ors. (2020), in similar circumstances caused to Covid – 19 pandemic India to meet out the hardships of the innocent school children of Class XII of CBSE and ICSE.
The Apex Court through that judgement, had directed the computation and declaration of the result of class XII students on the basis of their earlier grading as their main final examination had been postponed and could not be conducted due to unprecedented situation caused by pandemic.